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Research Library: Paid Sick Days

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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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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.


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.


111th Congress: Work and Family Agenda

The 111th Congress Work and Family Agenda focuses on three areas: 1. Guaranteeing workers paid sick days for short-term, common illnesses; 2. Guaranteeing workers paid family and medical leave to care for longer-term, serious health conditions and to bond with new children; and 3. Correcting and expanding the FMLA to cover more workers.


Senate Bill for the Healthy Families Act in the 108th Congress

A bill to provide for paid sick leave to ensure that Americans can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families.


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.


Vermont

More than 85,000 Vermont workers - about 38 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.


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.


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.


Latino Workers and Their Families Need Paid Sick Days

More than 12 million Latino workers – nearly 60 percent of the Latino workforce – don’t have a single paid sick day to use to recover from common illnesses. Many more don’t have paid sick days to care for a sick child.


Paid Sick Days Benefit Children’s Health

Children inevitably get sick – and they get better faster when their parents care for them. Unfortunately, tens of millions of workers in the United States are not able to earn paid days to care for a sick child.


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.


Work and Family Policy Options for Advocates and Legislators

Workers should not have to choose between a paycheck, their job, and their own health or the health of their families. Yet, because of the lack of policies that help workers meet their family responsibilities, many workers face this choice every day.


The Time for Paid Sick Days Is Now: Survey Shows Overwhelming Public Support For a Paid Sick Days Workplace Standard

A new survey conducted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago and commissioned by the Public Welfare Foundation demonstrates that lack of access to paid sick days has significant negative consequences for public health, health care costs, and families' financial security.


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