BOSTON (AP) — Religious congregations across Massachusetts are rallying in support of a ballot question calling for workers to be allowed to accrue paid sick time.

Clergy supporting Question 4 on the ballot are planning to deliver sermons casting the initiative as a faith values issue and asking congregation members to volunteer on the campaign, as part of a "weekend of action."

Leaders from participating congregations also are planning to canvass voters door to door this week and participate in phone banks.

While sponsors say the measure would be the nation's strongest sick time law, business groups view it as a shortsighted, one-size-fits-all approach that ignores economic realities facing many employers.

Workers could take time off to care for themselves or a sick family member under the proposal.

Election Day is Nov. 4.