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?

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In the News

‘Bright Spot’ in Maryland as Lawmakers Override Governor’s Paid Sick Days Veto, Secure Nation’s Ninth Statewide Law

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

Blog Post

15 Years, Five Key Lessons: California Continues to Lead the Nation Toward Paid Leave for All

With recent attention to the country’s dismal record of making paid leave available to workers, and growing consensus around the need for a national solution, it’s easy to forget the decades of work and milestone victories that have made this moment possible. One of the first happened 15 years ago this week, when California created the nation’s first state paid family leave program. Read More

Resources

Letter to Congress From Women's Community Opposing GOP Tax Plans

A 2017 letter to Congress from 92 organizations dedicated to advancing the health, economic security and opportunity of women and families and eradicating their barriers to success to express opposition to the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Read More

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