In July, the DC Council recessed for the summer, leaving business unfinished on the Universal Paid Leave Act. At the time, the Washington Post's Aaron Davis reported that parents should "go ahead and have that baby — paid family leave isn’t coming to D.C. soon," a burdensome proposition when hundreds of thousands of hardworking people [...]
Paid Sick Days
Paid sick days are a matter of economic security. No mother should have to choose between her job and taking care of a sick child. We are working to make earned paid sick days a right for all.
Can you believe it? Four in ten private-sector workers—And 80% of low-wage workers cannot earn a single paid sick day.
This means that people are often forced to choose between working sick and losing pay - or even their jobs. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends staying home when we’re sick with common illnesses like the flu, and keeping sick children out of school. Workers without paid sick days don’t have that option, and we all risk getting sick.
Over 145 countries other countries have paid sick leave. Moms are working to put the US on the map. We've had major wins in New York City, Connecticut, Portland, Seattle and San Francisco and we won't stop until everyone has the ability to earn paid sick days!
All three of my children were sick this fall, so in all, I missed about two weeks of work to care for my kids.
I get no sick pay, so my paycheck for that period was almost nothing. That caused tremendous hardship for my family. My husband and I live paycheck-to-paycheck right now. We have no choice.
We are trying to pay down debts and make our family financially stable, but it’s a hard road. And it’s made harder because whenever we get sick or our children get sick, we have to decide whether to stay home without pay, or to disregard doctor’s orders and risk getting sicker and infecting others by going to work or school.
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