Paid Sick Days

Everyone gets sick, but not everyone has time to get better. More than 34 million people — nearly one in three private sector workers — 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.

New Resources: When abortion care is already hard to access, a lack of paid sick days adds insult to injury. Learn more about the connection between paid sick days and abortion here.

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.