For Americans juggling work with family responsibilities, a right already enjoyed in other wealthy nations can’t come too soon

When Tameka Henry and her family members contracted coronavirus in December, she worried about whether they would recover. She worried about her 14-year-old daughter, who has asthma. She worried about her husband, who has a disability and requires her care.

She also worried about the bills piling up as she took unpaid leave from her work.

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