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From the desk of ... Alex Baptiste, National Partnership

Historic Progress: 68 Percent of Private Sector Workers Now Have Paid Sick Days

July 24, 2017

New government data show that, in just two years, the share of people working for private sector businesses in the United States who can earn paid sick time has increased dramaticallyto nearly 79 million private sector workers.

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From the desk of ... Sarah Fleisch Fink and Alex Baptiste, National Partnership

Reasons to Celebrate: New Paid Sick Days Laws, Anniversaries and Growing Support

July 6, 2017

As summer officially kicks off and state legislative sessions come to a close, there's much to celebrate in the effort to increase access to paid sick days. Five new laws that will guarantee nearly two million more workers the right to earn paid sick time took effect July 1.

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