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Workers in the United States lack access to paid sick days
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Food service workers do not have access to paid sick days
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Personal care workers do not have access to paid sick days

A Better Balance is drafting, passing, and implementing laws to guarantee all Americans access to paid sick time when they need it to care for themselves and for their loved ones.

The New York City Earned Sick Time Act

In 2014, New York City created a legal right to sick time for 3.4 million private-sector workers. ABB played a key role in the fight to secure paid sick time for New Yorkers and has worked ever since, representing individuals and educating the public, to ensure the law delivers on its promise.

Visit the ABB Resources to learn more about your rights to sick time in New York City.

Paid Sick Time in the States

A growing number of cities and states around the country have passed laws to guarantee that workers can earn a minimum amount of paid sick time to care for themselves and their families. ABB has helped many of these local campaigns with legislative drafting, messaging, and assistance to ensure robust enforcement of the laws.

Visit the ABB Resources to learn more about paid sick time successes across the nation.

The Healthy Families Act

The federal paid sick time proposal would guarantee workers nationwide the right to earn up to seven paid sick days a year to address their own health needs or to care for a sick family member.

Visit the ABB Knowledge Base to learn more about the Healthy Families Act.

To learn more about expanding access to paid sick time across the country, visit the ABB Resources section on Paid Sick Time.

Here you’ll get a wealth of information, including:

  • A detailed history of state and local paid sick leave victories, starting in 2006
  • A comparative chart of paid sick time laws across the country
  • Information about sick time rules for federal contractors
  • Tools and resources for paid sick days advocates, and updates on active campaigns
  • Additional web links, white papers, news articles, and more