Make Universal Paid Sick Leave and Family Medical Leave Permanent – Ms. Magazine

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The COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, pandemic has exposed the public disgrace that millions of workers, mostly women, in the U.S. face.

They are unable to take time off because they do not have one day of paid sick leave or paid family medical leave.

Additionally, one in three private sector workers in the U.S. do not have paid sick days. 

Take action now and urge Congress to pass paid sick and family medical leave for all immediately.

Sandy Robson, left, and Crystal Hall rally for paid sick leave in Annapolis, Maryland in 2018. (Brian Witte / The Associated Press)

The majority of those affected are low wage workers, and seven in 10 of those workers are women who make less than $10 per hour—many whom are the sole provider for their families. 

This is a public health crisis and we must enact mandatory paid sick and family medical leave for all U.S. workers…

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