The White House has honored Randy George, co-owner of Red Hen Bakery in Middlesex, as part of its Working Families Champions of Change event.
George was recognized for his work to improve the lives of working families in Vermont.
George and his wife, Liza, believe in providing paid sick days to their 42 employees, an equal and livable wage, health coverage, and other benefits.
“Through these workplace policies, we know we’re making our employees more secure, our bakery more productive, and our business more profitable,” George said.
“Randy George is a true leader in the fight for paid sick days and paid family policies and has taken great strides to move these policies forward in Vermont,” said Ellen Bravo, executive director of Family Values @ Work.
In Vermont, H.187, the Healthy Workplaces Bill, is expected to come up soon in the House of Representatives. The bill would establish at least three earned sick days per year for the first two years of employment, and five days per year after that.