The Healthy Families Act would address this problem by requiring employers with 15 or more employees to let workers earn up to seven paid sick days a year — which could be used to recover from illness or care for a sick family member. The National Partnership for Women & Families and MomsRising will host a congressional briefing to discuss the imperative to pass this essential legislation at:
10 — 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 5
Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC 208
NORC at the University of Chicago will review findings from its recent survey, Paid Sick Days: Attitudes & Experiences, at the event, and MomsRising will present video journals from its members on why paid sick days matter to families. Speakers include:
Senator Chris Dodd (CT) is co-host of the briefing. It is open to media.
The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, access to quality health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at www.NationalPartnership.org.