National Partnership for Women & Families

Advancing Paid Sick Days

We’re a driving force behind the unprecedented nationwide momentum for paid sick days.

President Obama set the record straight in his 2014 State of the Union address:

“A mother deserves a day off to care for a sick child or sick parent without running into hardship — and you know what, a father does too. It’s time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a ‘Mad Men’ episode.”

We couldn’t agree more and that’s why we’re leading the charge for a national paid sick days standard — the Healthy Families Act — and working with state and local partners from coast to coast.

The proof is in the legislation: Paid sick days laws are now in place in more than a dozen cities and several states; and there are active campaigns across the country.

Millions of people are benefiting from these common sense laws, but we won’t rest until all workers can earn paid sick days.

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