National Partnership for Women & Families

Research Library: Paid Sick Days

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Paid Sick Days in California

More than 4.6 million California workers - about 39 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & South Carolina

Nearly 660,000 South Carolina workers - about 45 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & Tennessee

More than 970,000 Tennessee workers - about 46 percent of the state's private sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & Ohio

More than 1.8 million Ohio workers - about 45 percent of the state's private sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & Delaware

Nearly 140,000 Delaware workers - about 43 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days in San Francisco, California

In November 2006, the voters of San Francisco made their city the first jurisdiction in the country to pass a paid sick days ordinance, passing Proposition F by 61 percent. The ordinance went into effect in February 2007, allowing all workers to earn one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked.


Paid Sick Days & Kentucky

More than 650,000 Kentucky workers - about 48 percent of the state's private sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & Colorado

Nearly 740,000 Colorado workers - about 41 percent of the state's private sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Family Equality Council Fact Sheet

Paid Sick Days are Necessary for LGBT Families


Busting the Myths about Paid Sick Days

Nearly 40 million private-sector workers in the United States don’t have a single paid sick day to recover from an illness or to care for a sick family member.


Building Better Workplaces for Family Caregivers

Millions of Americans who are elderly, disabled, or chronically ill rely on family caregivers, as do our nation's children. Many of these family caregivers are struggling to manage both their caregiving responsibilities and the jobs they need to support their families.


Latinos and Paid Sick Days: The Case for the Healthy Families Act

Nationwide, nearly forty percent of workers—and more than half of Hispanic workers—lack access to paid time off from work when they are ill. Passing the Healthy Families Act, proposed federal legislation that would give workers access to paid sick time, would provide paid sick days access to an additional 30 million workers, including an additional 5.6 million Latino workers.


Paid Sick Days: Attitudes and Experiences

Key findings from the 2010 NORC/Public Welfare Foundation national survey on Paid Sick Days


Back to School Parent Survey Post PTA Meeting

Sample Survey For Parents Following Discussion at a PTA Meeting


Back to School Sample Letter to an Elected Official

Dear Elected Official, As our state approaches back-to-school and flu season, I want to call your attention to the state’s failure to put in place a paid sick days standard – and the very real threat that poses to the health of our children, schools and communities when working parents cannot earn paid sick days.


IWPR Guide to Downloading Data

This guide provides step-by-step instructions for extracting data from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages on the BLS website.


IWPR PSD Savings and Costs Worksheet

Estimate the cost and savings of a minimum paid sick days standard


Back to School Sample Fact Sheet for your City/State

We all want what's best for our kids. Both parents and educators know firsthand the importance of keeping children healthy, and access to paid sick days for parents can make a real difference.


IWPR PSD Workers Without Sickdays


Fact Sheet: Model Legislation Main Points

Coverage: All employers, regardless of size, are covered.


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