National Partnership for Women & Families

Work & Family

Your family depends on you, and so does your employer. You have to make ends meet both at home and at work. And you need policies that reflect 21st century dynamics. We get it.

It’s time for our nation to show that it values families. All it takes is one major life event — a new baby, a serious illness, losing your job, a family crisis, some unexpected emergency — and everything can unravel. Where’s our economic security?

We’re fighting for you. At the National Partnership, we are proud of our storied history fighting for policies that help you meet the dual demands of work and family.

Other countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) started providing  paid maternity leave more than 100 years ago. When will the United States get with the program?

Take Action

Congress: Send President Obama the Healthy Families Act!

Urge your members of Congress to support paid sick days! Act Now

In the News

House of Representatives Acted Recklessly by Passing Budget Resolution, Ness Says, Warning Vote ‘Will Cost Our Country Dearly’

Statement of Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families Read More

Blog Post

Progress, Promise and Peril: The Imperative to Continue Workplace Policy Gains in 2017

The nation is poised for progress, but it will only come if lawmakers recognize that strengthening our economy will require paying as much attention to the kinds of jobs that are available as they pay to creating or keeping jobs in the United States. Read More

Resources

Latino Workers and Their Families Need Paid Sick Days

FACT SHEET | Fourteen million Latino workers in the United States are unable to earn a single paid sick day, forcing them to choose between their health or the health of their families and their economic security when they get sick or need to care for a sick loved one. Read More

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