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.
Whether a worker needs paid sick days to recover from their own illness, to care for a loved one or is a survivor of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault and needs to use their paid sick days to recover or seek assistance related to an incident, all workers deserve paid sick days.
Everyone benefits from comprehensive paid leave and paid sick time policies. Workers are able to care for themselves and their loved ones, businesses have increased employee morale and retention and our economy thrives. Paid leave and paid sick time works for all.
Paid leave is the key to our long-term health, stability, and prosperity. Paid leave saves jobs. Paid leave saves lives. We can and we must pass it now.
The historic, much-needed investments in the Build Back Better package, including paid family / medical leave, childcare, home- and community-based services, the Child Tax Credit, addressing equity in maternal health, healthcare, and immigration reform, will be transformative for moms, women, and families.