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

What's Changed--and What Hasn't--Since Both Presidential Candidates Said We Need Paid Leave - Inc.

The Trump proposal, says Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, "would do more harm than good. It reinforces sex stereotypes and creates perceptions that women are the ones who need to stay home with children. Plus, the way they want to pay for it is completely untenable." Read More

Blog Post

We’re In the Fight of Our Lives – But We’re In It Together

Experiences like the MAKERS Conference and the Women’s March remind us that we are all in this together and that we must keep challenging ourselves to build a collective force for resistance and change. Read More


State Paid Family Leave Laws

CHART | A detailed summary of existing family leave laws in California, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Washington, New York and D.C. Read More

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