Savannah State Professor: Want a paid day off for Juneteenth next year? Don’t hold your breath

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SAVANNAH, Ga. —

In a historic moment on June 17, President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth national holiday bill into law, making it the first newly declared federal holiday in almost 40 years.

As the holiday officially became nationally recognized, concerns were instantly raised by people fearing that some businesses will not treat Juneteenth the same way they do other federal holidays.

Federal holidays such as Labor Day or Memorial Day usually imply workers having the day off with pay.

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