The representation gap – even more significant for women of color – poses a huge barrier to ensuring policies that support state-level abortion access WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 28, 2023 – In a newly released report, Democracy & Abortion...
Learning Our Lesson: COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Showed the Value of a Robust, Permanent Paid Leave Policy
This brief reviews the research and evidence about workers’ and employers’ need for and use of emergency sick and family leave, implementation and enforcement, and the costs and benefits of the program.
A primer on paid sick days and paid family and medical leave.
Gaps in newly-enacted federal coronavirus legislation leave up to 106 million workers nationwide without emergency leave protections, with women and workers of color more likely to be affected.
Everyone needs time to access health care without risking their economic stability. Paid sick days allow a person to recover from short-term illnesses, access preventive care, undergo a basic medical procedure or care for a sick child or family member. Yet, more than 34 million people working in the private sector don’t have a single paid sick day and, for too many of them, taking time away from work to attend to their health means risking their jobs and financial stability.