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

Chicago Voters Issue “Clear Demand” for Paid Sick Days, Local Lawmakers Should Respond Quickly

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

Blog Post

200 Million Reasons to Support Paid Family and Medical 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. Read More


Paid Sick Days: Low Cost, High Reward for Workers, Families and Communities

FACT SHEET | A growing body of evidence assessing existing laws shows that paid sick days make business and economic sense. Read More

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