Support Sick Days for American Families
Did you know that more than 80 percent of low-wage workers don’t have a single paid sick day? When they are sick, they either have to go to work or put their families in jeopardy by risking their paychecks or even their jobs. That’s not ok! It’s about time that all workers had access to paid sick days.
Most Americans assume paid sick leave is an employee right, but this isn’t true yet. One of five private-sector workers and more than four of every five low-wage workers get no paid sick leave.
Without paid sick days, the health of the American public and workforce is jeopardized. Americans are forced to go to work ill, disregarding their own health and that of their co-workers. Sick children are left home alone or must attend school sick, threatening the health of their classmates.
The Healthy Families Act would ease some of the tough choices facing families by allowing workers to accrue up to seven paid sick days annually to take care of themselves or their families.
Email your congressional representatives and let your federal legislators know you support the Healthy Families Act.