Paid Sick Days
The 19th Explains: Why there’s growing momentum for paid leave policies – The 19th

OPINION: Sick kids need their parents. Why don’t we give them what they deserve? – Washington Post

According to calculations from the National Partnership for Women and Families, between April 14 and Aug. 16 of 2021, just 13 percent of Arkansas parents and 14 percent of Mississippi parents were backstopped by paid sick leave when they had a child who was too sick to attend school or day care. A mere 18 percent of parents in Florida, Georgia, Michigan and Texas were able to take paid time off to care for their sick children. Workers in some industries don’t have paid sick days at all. Employees in the rail industry nearly went on strike to protest their employers’ practice of penalizing them for taking unpaid leave.

The 19th Explains: Why there’s growing momentum for paid leave policies – The 19th

Why Parents Feel Like ‘Butter That Has Been Scraped Over Too Much Bread’ – NY Times

“But I wanted psychological and economic explanations of what might be going on, too. Part of the problem is that the (often inadequate) social and emotional support that exists has been further frayed, and it seems like no one is coming to mend it. For example, child care, which should be considered vital infrastructure, is still not functioning at prepandemic levels, according to Katherine Gallagher Robbins, a senior fellow at the National Partnership for Women & Families.”

The 19th Explains: Why there’s growing momentum for paid leave policies – The 19th

Employee Benefits to Support Family Caregivers – SHRM

“In addition to offering adequate paid leave, employers should check to make sure their leave policies reflect the fact that families come in all forms,” said Jessica Mason, senior policy analyst for the National Partnership for Women and Families, a nonprofit advocacy organization in Washington, D.C. “Can your employees use their sick leave to care for an aunt or grandfather, as well as a spouse or for chosen family, which is especially important to support workers with disabilities and LGBTQ workers?”

The 19th Explains: Why there’s growing momentum for paid leave policies – The 19th

Pandemic Prompts More States to Mandate Paid Sick Leave – Pew Trusts

“We believe local governments know their populations better than the state does,” said Vasu Reddy, senior policy counsel for economic justice at the National Partnership for Women and Families, which advocates for paid sick leave. “They are worried if the cities show how popular these policies are, there won’t be an excuse for not passing them at a state level.”