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Research Library: Paid Sick Days

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Work & Family Summit 2012 Summit Press Release (7/10/2012)

More than 200 small business owners, working parents, labor leaders, women's rights activists and other members of the diverse coalition fighting for family-friendly policy advances like paid sick days and family leave insurance convened in Washington, D.C., this week to celebrate a record year of victories in 2011 and plan for the year ahead.


Work & Family Summit 2012 Advisory (7/6/2012)

More than two hundred small business owners, working parents, labor leaders, women's rights activists and other members of the diverse coalition fighting for family-friendly policy advances like paid sick days and family leave insurance are convening in Washington, D.C., next week to celebrate a record year of victories and plan for the year ahead.


Arizona

More than 875,000 Arizona workers - about 42 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Connecticut

In June 2011, Connecticut passed the nation's first statewide paid sick days law. Public Law 11-52 will allow workers in service occupations who work in businesses with 50 or more employees to earn one hour of paid sick time for every 40 hours of work, up to 40 hours annually (approximately five days for a full-time worker).


Iowa

Nearly 490,000 Iowa workers - about 42 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Illinois

More than 2.1 million Illinois workers - about 45 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Maine

More than 180,000 Maine workers - about 39 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Maryland

973,130 Maryland workers - 47 percent of the state's private sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Massachusetts

More than 900,000 Massachusetts workers - about 36 percent of the state's private sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Miami, Florida

The Restaurant Opportunities Center of Miami (ROC-Miami) is spearheading a campaign to bring paid sick days to workers in Miami-Dade County. ROC-Miami is exploring the possibility of local legislation in 2011.


Michigan

More than 1.5 million Michigan workers - about 46 percent of the state's private sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

In 2008, workers and advocates in Milwaukee achieved a great victory when nearly 70 percent of voters in the city voted for a paid sick days standard. Unfortunately, in 2011, statewide legislation preempted the voter-supported law and prevented its implementation.


Minnesota

More than 845,000 Minnesota workers - about 41 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


New Jersey

More than 1.2 million New Jersey workers - about 38 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


New York, New York

An estimated 1.65 to 1.85 million New York City workers do not have access to paid sick days.


New York

More than 2.5 million New York workers - about 38 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


North Carolina

More than 1,300,000 North Carolina workers - about 44 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Oregon

More than 490,000 Oregon workers - about 40 percent of the state's private sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Orlando, Florida

More than 255,000 workers in Orange County, where Orlando is located - about 46 percent of the county's private sector workforce - do not have paid sick days.


Pennsylvania

More than 1.8 million Pennsylvania workers - about 39 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


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