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Families depend on their jobs to survive and thrive. But when workers don’t have access to paid sick days, staying home to recover from illness or to care for a sick loved one means losing a paycheck and possibly a job. A robust and thriving economy depends on an economically secure, healthy and productive workforce — which cannot be achieved when more than 34 million people working in the private sector have no paid sick days.
This must change. Use the following resources to stay informed and become an outspoken advocate for paid sick days.
Need a quick primer on paid sick days? Let us break it down for you. By the numbers
When it comes to paid sick days, the evidence is clear and compelling. Find fact sheets here
Use these customizable templates to raise awareness about the need for paid sick days and urge lawmakers to take action. can help you find the answers. Spread the word
Research continues to show the pressing need for paid sick days. Read the latest
The National Partnership for Women & Families and A Better Balance have drafted model legislation for local advocates. Download it here
Paid sick days laws are emerging across the country. Learn about those already on the books