Philip Carrasco and his wife Jessica Allphin both have part-time jobs and this past winter, they didn't have paid sick time. "It really is a major stressor for a family," he says. "We have a six-year-old and a 15-month-old and if one got sick, then it made the rounds...Sometimes we would still go to work despite being sick." Philip's employer, Catholic Community Services, recently announced that employees will get paid sick time starting this summer. Philip also works as a community organizer for Oregon AFL-CIO.