NWLC Applauds the President’s Initiative to Provide Paid Sick Days and Family and Medical Leave to Workers
January 14, 2015
(Washington, D.C.) This evening, the White House announced steps it will take toward ensuring that all workers have the right to earn paid time off for family and medical leave to care for their families. It will call on Congress to pass the Healthy Families Act, which would allow workers to earn up to seven paid sick days, and call on cities and states to pass similar laws. It also announced new funding to help states create their own paid leave programs and plans to increase the paid sick days and leave benefits available to federal employees.