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Research Library: Paid Sick Days

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Paid Sick Days & Alaska

More than 90,000 Alaska workers - about 42 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & Wisconsin

More than one million Wisconsin 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 & Hawaii

More than 170,000 Hawaii 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 & West Virginia

More than 260,000 West Virginia workers - about 47 percent of the state's private sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & Nebraska

More than 290,000 Nebraska workers - about 42 percent of the state's private sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & Indiana

Nearly 1.08 million Indiana 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 & Florida

More than 2.6 million Florida 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 & New Mexico

More than 255,000 New Mexico workers - about 44 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.


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


IWPR PSD Workers Without Sickdays


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.


Back to School Parent Survey Post PTA Meeting

Sample Survey For Parents Following Discussion at a PTA Meeting


Back to School PTA Meetings Discussion Questions

Suggested Questions for PTA Meetings and other Parent/School Gatherings


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