Welcome to the home of Working Matters, a coalition of more than 150 organizations committed to advancing the Maryland Campaign for Paid Sick Days. Join our coalition Sign the petition Share your story President Obama poses for a selfie with staff at Charmington’s in Baltimore. Charmington’s is among a number of businesses that support access to paid sick days in Maryland. We came closer than ever to passing earned sick days legislation in Maryland in 2016. The Healthy Working Families Act passed the House with a solid majority but failed in the Senate when time ran out on the last day of session. Read more about what we accomplished this session Join us in thanking state lawmakers who supported the 2016 Healthy Working Families Act Baltimore security officer and SEIU 32 BJ member Paul Brown talks about how he almost lost his life after ignoring warnings of a heart attack when he could not afford to take any unpaid time off work.