Everyone gets sick, but not everyone has time to get better. Nearly 40 million people don't have a single paid sick day. Do you?
It’s astounding, isn’t it? Nearly four in ten private-sector workers—and 81% of low-wage workers —don’t have a single paid sick day to recover from common, short-term illnesses.
Our nation’s failure to establish a basic workplace standard of paid sick days has never been so apparent and it’s costing workers, families and the public health.
Government officials advise you to stay home (or keep your children at home) during outbreaks like the H1NI “swine” flu pandemic. But workers without paid sick days don’t have that option, and we all risk getting sick as a result.
There is a solution, and we need your help.
Visit our special 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