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Paid Sick Leave

NETWORK believes in policies that promote a healthy work environment and allow workers to balance the responsibility of work and families. Despite the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) passed in 1993 and amended in 2008, family and personal sick leave remain nonexistent to many working Americans. Because the majority of primary care givers are still women, this problem disproportionately affects them, 47% of whom have no paid sick days (Institute for Women’s Policy Research).