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

Women’s Leader Calls on Congress to Pass the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act

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

Blog Post

Paid Leave High on Our Wish List Again This Year

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. Read More

Resources

Understanding Worker Leave Policies: An Overview

A summary of three types of public leave policies that address the health and caregiving needs of today's working families - unpaid FMLA leave, paid family and medical leave, and paid sick and safe days. Read More

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