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Serious Momentum for Working Families, Public Health: A and AFL-CIO Blog Carnival on Paid Sick Days

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!

Visit the MomsRising/AFL-CIO blogger carnival

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,
Paid Sick Days Matter to Me

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 (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,
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,
New Yorkers Deserve Paid Sick Time

Ruth Martin,
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

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