At the national level, Congress is getting ready to reintroduce the Healthy Families Act, which would establish a basic standard of earned sick time for workers. Nationally, businesses actually save money in reduced turnover and productivity if every worker could earn 7 sick days per year.
MomsRising is circulating an email campaign to ask representatives and senators to co-sponsor the Healthy Families Act. But besides sending an email, there is more that you can do:
- Show your support for earned sick time by visiting Facebook. Sign up to support earned sick time in Pennsylvania and in Philadelphia.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being active in coalitions at the state level and in Philadelphia to bring about earned sick time for workers.
- Use the comments section of this blog or email us to tell your story of needing earned sick time to care for your family