Workers Need Paid Sick Days

In March 2017, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the Healthy Families Act (S 636/HR 1516), which would set a national paid sick days standard. The bill would allow workers to earn up to seven paid sick days each year to use to recover from illness, take care of their families, and seek assistance after incidents of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault. The legislation would enable 31 million workers lacking access to paid sick days to care for themselves and their families without risking their economic security.