American Workers Need Paid Sick Leave Right This Minute

By Sarah Anderson


Pronita Gupta, the director of job quality at the Center for Law and Social Policy, points out that women are now either the sole or co-breadwinner in 64 percent of families, and that share is even higher in families led by women of color.

“If these co- or sole breadwinners have to make this untenable choice between caregiving and their own health or going to work, we’re going to see more women leaving the workforce because they have to take care of the families,” Gupta says.

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