No one should face the impossible choice of caring for their health or keeping their paycheck or job. But more than 43 million private sector workers – 39 percent of the workforce – must make this decision every time illness strikes because they don’t have access to earned paid sick days. An additional 4.2 million don’t have this basic right because they haven’t been on the job long enough to be eligible. And millions more lack paid sick time to care for a sick child. At a time when families’ finances are stretched thin, working families need the job and economic security paid sick days provide.
A Basic Workplace Standard