The announcement that White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez will soon kick off a historic 'Lead On Leave' tour is exciting news that comes amidst strong, widespread demand and support for paid leave.
22 years ago this week, President Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) — the country's first and only federal law to address the dual demands of job and family.
The holiday season is a time for focusing on family and loved ones. And no legislation would do more to make this nation family friendly than the FAMILY Act.
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service (UPS) this week, a case that could help secure — or erode — pregnant workers' right to equal treatment.
It’s November, a month many associate with Thanksgiving and celebrating the things we're grateful for. But November is also National Family Caregivers Month.
In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month in November, the broad-based coalition of organizations pushing for the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act are rallying online...
As the month draws to a close, there are clear signs of progress and frustrating reminders that vigilance remains essential.
Amable Alvarez grew up in a poor, rural village in Spain. As a child, he never got the chance to attend school because his family couldn't afford to be without his help on the farm.
Today, women across the country still routinely face inequality at home, at work and throughout society. And too often, the issues we care most about seem not to matter.
Twenty-one years ago today, the nation’s first – and only – federal law designed to help people manage the dual demands of work and family took effect.
On Monday, hundreds of lawmakers, businesses, workers, advocates, administration officials and President Obama will gather for a historic White House Summit on Working Families in Washington, D.C.
The gifts, greeting cards and time that will be shared for Father's Day are wonderful, heartwarming tributes. But lawmakers should pay tribute, too, with policy changes.
Mother's Day is here. That means that if you're like many people, you've recently spent some time asking yourself what your mother (or the mothers in your life) need.
For a country that claims to value families, the United States does little to show it when it comes to the workplace.
At the National Partnership, we couldn’t be more inspired to make history on the issues of paramount importance to women and their families.
With demand on the rise for measures that will make our country more healthy, fair and family friendly, the National Partnership convened a special congressional briefing to discuss the policies women and families want this year.
One year ago, we recognized the historic 20th anniversary of the FMLA and called on lawmakers to prioritize family friendly workplace policies. Today, on the law’s 21st anniversary, we can point to considerable progress.
Following President Obama’s historic call for paid leave in the State of the Union, nearly 16,000 people joined a telephone town hall to discuss the need for a women’s economic agenda.
President Obama's State of the Union address was a compelling call for a more fair and family friendly nation.
Today, the Newark City Council built on the strong momentum we have seen around paid sick days already in 2014 by passing a paid sick days standard for New Jersey’s largest city.
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