National Partnership for Women & Families

Paid Sick Days

Everyone gets sick, but not everyone has time to get better. At least 43 million people don't have a single paid sick day to recover from common, short-term illnesses. Do you?

Our nation’s failure to establish a basic paid sick days standard has never been so apparent and it’s costing workers, families, businesses, public health and our economy.

Government officials advise you to stay home (or keep your children at home) during outbreaks, but workers without paid sick days don’t have that option, and we all risk getting sick as a result.

The good news is that there is a national solution — the Healthy Families Act.

PaidSickDays.org

Visit our paid sick days campaign site to find your local paid sick days campaign, learn more about the need for paid sick days, and ways to get involved. Learn more

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