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OPINION: Sick kids need their parents. Why don't we give them what they deserve?

According to calculations from the National Partnership for Women and Families, between April 14 and Aug. 16 of 2021, just 13 percent of Arkansas parents and 14 percent of Mississippi parents were backstopped by paid sick leave when they had a child who was too sick to attend school or day care. A mere 18 percent of parents in Florida, Georgia, Michigan and Texas were able to take paid time off to care for their sick children. Workers in some industries don’t have paid sick days at all. Employees in the rail industry nearly went on strike to protest their employers’ practice of penalizing them for taking unpaid leave.

December 8, 2022

Analysis: Some workers still don't have paid sick time post-pandemic

"The National Partnership for Women & Families said more than 4 million Ohio workers are without paid family leave as of February of this year."

October 6, 2022

Why Parents Feel Like 'Butter That Has Been Scraped Over Too Much Bread'

"But I wanted psychological and economic explanations of what might be going on, too. Part of the problem is that the (often inadequate) social and emotional support that exists has been further frayed, and it seems like no one is coming to mend it. For example, child care, which should be considered vital infrastructure, is still not functioning at prepandemic levels, according to Katherine Gallagher Robbins, a senior fellow at the National Partnership for Women & Families."

October 5, 2022

Employee Benefits to Support Family Caregivers

"In addition to offering adequate paid leave, employers should check to make sure their leave policies reflect the fact that families come in all forms," said Jessica Mason, senior policy analyst for the National Partnership for Women and Families, a nonprofit advocacy organization in Washington, D.C. "Can your employees use their sick leave to care for an aunt or grandfather, as well as a spouse or for chosen family, which is especially important to support workers with disabilities and LGBTQ workers?"

September 22, 2022

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