Need a quick primer on paid sick days? Let us break it down for you.
The Urgent Need for Paid Sick Days
Nearly four in 10 private sector workers — and more than 80 percent of low-wage workers — do not have paid sick days to care for their own health. That means that at least 43 million workers have no access to paid sick days at all, and millions more cannot earn paid sick time they can use to care for a sick child or family member.
Paid sick days help family caregivers manage both their caregiving responsibilities and the jobs they need to support their families. Sixty-six million American adults are unpaid caregivers for family members or friends — and the number is growing.