Building on successful wins in approving paid sick days law at the city level in San Francisco, Milwaukee and Washington, D.C., an increasing number of states have introduced paid sick days bills to make sure parents are not forced to choose between their job and staying home to take care of themselves or a sick loved one. Seventeen states in 2010 have introduced paid sick days
As part of our multi-state shared agenda,
the Progressive States Network is working with its partners and leading
experts to promote paid sick days reforms in states across the country.
These reforms will allow parents to take care of sick children and
workers to be more productive, while protecting the overall public
health and preventing transmission of diseases within the workplace.
Fully 86% of the public in polling by the Public Welfare Foundation in 2008 supported enacting laws that guarantee paid sick days for all workers