Paid Sick Days are a vital back-to-school supply!

Kids share everything, especially germs, and especially in school. Moms and dads know this, and want to protect the health of all children. But when working parents are unable to earn paid sick days, they are faced with a difficult choice: Send their child to school sick or stay home with their child and risk losing a day’s pay or possibly even their jobs.  

Tell your members of Congress “Welcome back from August Recess – Now, it’s time to help us prepare for the new school year by passing the Healthy Families Act so that all working parents have access to earned paid sick days.”  
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Dear Member of Congress,

When nearly 40 million Americans lack even a single paid sick day, that is a big problem for the health of our families and for the health of our economy.  Research shows that the costs of replacing workers, including advertising for, interviewing and training new employees often far outweighs the cost of retaining employees by offering paid sick days. Additionally, presenteeism, when workers come to work sick, costs the national economy about $160 billion a year in lost productivity.  

The Healthy Families Act (H.R. 1876, S. 984) would set an important national standard for paid sick days. Its passage would be a critical step toward meeting the health and economic security of working families.

Please support this important, family-friendly legislation. 


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