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The Healthy Families Act, a federal bill that would allow workers to earn seven paid sick days a year, was just introduced by Sen. Tom Harkin and Rep. Rosa DeLauro. Portland, Ore., was the most recent city to pass an ordinance granting workers earned paid sick leave. Will New York follow suit?

The push for paid sick days is gaining serious MOMentum across the country and it could not come at a more crucial time. Approximately 40% of workers in the private sector are unable to earn a single paid sick day, compromising their health and those around them. It’s time to pull out our bullhorns and say ENOUGH. Will you join us?

Today MomsRising has teamed up with the AFL-CIO to co-host a blog carnival on anything and everything related to paid sick days. We will also co-host a tweetchat today at #WellnessWed at 2ET. Please join us for both! Want every worker to have the right to paid sick leave? Peruse the blogs, leave a positive comment or two and share widely to your social media followers.

Together we are an unbeatable force for healthy working families!

Carmen Berkley, Generational Alliance
People are sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Caroline Dobuzinskis, Institute for Women's Policy Research
IWPR Recommends Thorough Assessment of DC’s Paid Sick Leave Law

Cathy Youngblood, UNITE HERE
Do you want a sick housekeeper coughing all over your bed?

Charlie Rose,
Paid Sick Days Matter to Me

Cindy Weasen, Devoted Daughter for Paid Sick Days
Paid Sick Days: A Matter of Life and Death

Debra L. Ness, National Partnership for Women and Families
The Time is Now for Federal Action on Paid Sick Days

dream hampton,
Got the flu? Got sick time to use?

Elisa Batista,
Lack of Paid Sick Days for Immigrant Caregivers Risky for Workers, U.S. Economy

Elizabeth A. Chau, RN, National Association of School Nurses
Children Pay the Price When Parents Don’t Have Paid Sick Days

Elizabeth Shuler, AFL-CIO
Paid Sick Leave: It's Business-Friendly, Too

Ellen Bravo, Family Values @ Work
Local Florida Officials Say No Attacks on Local Control

Fred Redmond, United Steelworkers
Without Paid Sick Leave, Mickey Mouse, a Daycare Worker or a Fast Food Server May Give Your Kid the Flu

Gabriele Swe, Direct Care Alliance, Inc.
Why My Husband Wishes I'd Choose a Different Profession

Jodie Levin-Epstein, CLASP
Paid Sick Days Get Traction and Real MOMentum

Judy Clinco, Direct Care Alliance, Inc.
Why Giving My Direct Care Workers Paid Time Off Is a Good Investment

Kristi Rifkin, Former T-Mobile Employee
Why I Believe in Paid Sick Leave

Laura Reyes, AFSCME
Paid Sick Leave: A Reform that Makes Sense

Linda Meric,
Paid Sick Days Movement On the Move

Madeline Shepherd, National Council of Jewish Women
Confessions of a Recovered Waitress

Maria Elena Durazo, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor
No One Wins When Low-Wage, Immigrant Workers Have No Paid Sick Days

Marianne Bellesorte, Pathways PA
Brotherly Love? Check. Sisterly Devotion? Check. Earned Sick Days? Not So Fast.

Melissa Broome, Job Opportunities Task Force
Picking up the pieces after a bill dies

Rashad Robinson,
New Yorkers Deserve Paid Sick Time

Ruth Martin,
Disney vs. Democracy

Tamara Green, Retail Action Project
Disciplined at work for caring for my sick child: Why retail work needs a makeover!

Tara Murphy, Working America
Against Earned Sick Days? Try Waiting Tables With Torn Tendons In Your Leg

Vincent Alvarez, New York City Central Labor Council (AFL-CIO)
Paid Sick Time Is a Basic Right

Around the Web: Tell Disney to stop blocking paid sick time, David Damron for the Orlando Sentinel
Editorial: Clarification, Accountability and a New Direction, John Andrade for the PoPville D.C. Blog
A Sad Day and a Hopeful Lesson in Orange County, National Partnership for Women and Families for
Dying for Work?, Ruth Martin for

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