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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 & 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 & 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 & 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.


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 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.


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.


Testimony of National Partnership President Debra L. Ness Before New York City Council Committee on Paid Sick Days

Testimony of Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families, On Introduction 0097-2010, In relation to the provision of sick time earned by employees. Submitted to the New York City Council Committee on Civil Service and Labor.


Paid Sick Days Protect the Economic Security of Working Families

A minimum paid sick days standard would help to protect millions of working families from falling further into financial crisis during these tough economic times.


Washington, D.C.

Although Washington, D.C., was the second U.S. city to enact a paid sick days law, certain workers - including tipped restaurant workers - are excluded from coverage.


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.


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