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 (D-Iowa) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.). 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. About 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 also will co-host a TweetChat today at #WellnessWed at 2 p.m. ET. 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!
Caroline Dobuzinskis, Institute for Women’s Policy Research
IWPR Recommends Thorough Assessment of D.C.’s Paid Sick Leave Law
Cathy Youngblood, UNITE HERE
Do You Want a Sick Housekeeper Coughing All Over Your Bed?
Charlie Rose, MomsRising.org
Paid Sick Days Matter to Me
Dream Hampton, MomsRising.org
Got the Flu? Got Sick Time to Use?
Elisa Batista, MomsRising.org
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 (USW)
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
Kristin Rifkin, Communications Workers of America (CWA)
Why I Believe in Paid Sick Leave
Laura Reyes, AFSCME
Paid Sick Leave: A Reform that Makes Sense
Linda Meric, 9to5.org
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
Melissa Broome, Job Opportunities Task Force
Picking Up the Pieces After a Bill Dies
National Partnership for Women and Families
A Sad Day and a Hopeful Lesson in Orange County
Rashad Robinson, ColorofChange.org
New Yorkers Deserve Paid Sick Time
Ruth Martin, MomsRising.org
Dying for Work?
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