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Research Library: Paid Sick Days

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Using Health Care Well: Strategy Memo for Advocates

Connecting Workplace Leave Policies to National Health Care Transformation The National Partnership for Women & Families conducted a series of interviews with stakeholders from the private, nonprofit and public sectors to understand whether emerging trends in United States health care policies provided new openings for advancing workplace leave policies. This research was designed to investigate opportunities to tie workers' access to workplace leave for their own health needs and the health needs of their loved ones (earned paid sick days and paid family and medical leave) to government, provider and employer efforts to improve health care utilization and delivery systems, promote prevention and wellness, improve caregiver engagement and reduce health care spending.


Senate Bill for the Healthy Families Act in the 113th Congress

A BILL To allow Americans to earn paid sick time so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families.


National Partnership for Women and Families 2012 Election Eve/Night Omnibus Nationwide Poll Results

How important is it to you that Congress and the President consider new laws to help keep working families economically secure, including ensuring workers the right to earn paid sick days and creating a system of family and medical leave insurance - very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not important at all?


Women of Color Need a Paid Sick Days Standard

Every day, millions of workers in the United States are forced to jeopardize their wages and their jobs when they become sick or need to care for a sick child or loved one. For women - and particularly for women of color - the inability to earn paid sick days can have devastating consequences.


Paid Sick Days Are Necessary To Manage Chronic Illness

Nearly one in two people in the United States have a chronic medical condition that requires regular care1 - and chronic conditions are becoming more prevalent. At the same time, more than 40 million U.S. workers don't have access to paid sick days to recover from illness, care for a sick family member, or manage chronic illnesses.


Paid Sick Days: Good for Business, Good for Workers

Businesses benefit when their employees have access to paid sick days. When sick workers are able to stay home, the spread of disease slows and workplaces are both healthier and more productive. Plus, workers recover faster from illness and obtain timely medical care - enabling them to get back to work sooner and holding down health care costs.


Expecting Better: A State-by-State Analysis of Laws That Help New Parents (2012)

Across the political spectrum, more of our nation’s leaders acknowledge that 21st century families face significant challenges in meeting their responsibilities at home and on the job.


Healthy Families Act Coalition Letter to Congress

A 2011 letter urging members of Congress to establish a national paid sick days standard that would help working families meet their health and financial needs, while boosting business productivity and improving worker retention.


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 & 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 & 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 & Rhode Island

150,000 Rhode Island workers - about 38 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 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 & 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 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.


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 & 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 & 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.


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