National Partnership for Women & Families

From the Blog

New School Year, Same Uncertainty for Parents Without Paid Sick Days

For kids, heading back to school can be an anxious and exciting time – figuring out new routines, adjusting to different teachers and classmates and navigating changes in social and academic environments... Employed parents stress about changes too, but the millions of moms, dads and caregivers without paid sick time also have to worry about cold and flu season and what will happen if their kids get sick.

Historic Progress: 68 Percent of Private Sector Workers Now Have Paid Sick Days

New government data show that, in just two years, the share of people working for private sector businesses in the United States who can earn paid sick time has increased dramatically – to nearly 79 million private sector workers.

Reasons to Celebrate: New Paid Sick Days Laws, Anniversaries and Growing Support

As summer officially kicks off and state legislative sessions come to a close, there's much to celebrate in the effort to increase access to paid sick days. Five new laws that will guarantee nearly two million more workers the right to earn paid sick time took effect July 1.

State and Local Campaigns

Interactive Map: Paid Sick Days Campaigns, Statistics and Stories

Click on the interactive map below to view the latest campaign updates.

State with a paid sick days campaign State with campaign
Orange shading represents existing legislation. State with paid sick days victory
City or county with a paid sick days victory City or county with paid sick days victory

If you experience any difficulties with the map, please clear your browser cookies.