Work & Family

Paid Sick Days Campaign

Everyone gets sick, but not everyone has time to get better.

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Your family depends on you, and so does your employer. You have to make ends meet both at home and at work. And you need policies that reflect 21st century dynamics. We get it.

It’s time for our nation to show that it values families. Other nations get it. Workers in 145 countries around the world have paid sick days. But not in the United States.

We also have the dubious distinction of joining Papua New Guinea, Swaziland, and Liberia as the only countries in the world that don’t offer paid leave to new mothers.

All it takes is one major life event — a new baby, a serious illness, losing your job, a family crisis, some unexpected emergency — and everything can unravel. Where’s our economic security?

We’re fighting for you. We are known for our Work & Family programs and are proud of our storied history fighting for policies that help you meet the dual demands of work and family.

Family & Medical Leave Act

We drafted it. You benefit from it. It’s been used 100 million times. More»

Paid Leave

Job-protected leave is critical, but who can afford to miss a paycheck? More»

Paid Sick Days

Everyone gets sick, but not everyone has time to get better. Do you? More»


From promoting flexible workplaces to supporting employee free choice. More»


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