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More than 865,000 Washington workers - about 39 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.
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.
Millions of working people provide care for family members who are elderly, have disabilities or are chronically ill. Many of these family caregivers are struggling to manage both their caregiving responsibilities and the jobs they need to support their families, and they receive little help from their employers or public policies.
In September 2011, the Seattle City Council passed and Mayor Michael McGinn signed the city's paid sick days law, making paid sick days available to more than 150,000 workers in Seattle who previously had none.
An estimated 1.65 to 1.85 million New York City workers do not have access to paid sick days.
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