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Promoting Flexible Work Schedules

Paid Sick Days Legislation has Overwhelming Support, Polling Shows

86% of the public favors legislation that would mandate seven paid sick days per year for all employers, according to study sponsored by the Public Welfare Fund in collaboration with the National Partnership of Women and Families. Even when the public is asked about mandating nine paid sick days per year, 71% still support the proposed legislation. The study found that paid sick days legislation enjoys deep public support across all demographics and political leanings, including large majorities of Republicans as well as Democrats.

New Polling: Paid Sick Days and Family Leave Overwhelming Political Winners

As the 2008 legislative session takes shape, a large coalition of organizations is working together to help families gain the flexibility to better balance the demands of work and family.