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

Victory: Chicago Becomes Next Major U.S. City to Guarantee Paid Sick Days

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

Blog Post

What Advice Would You Give Young Women in the Workplace?

MTV asked that question as it announced its 79% Work Clock and effort to call attention to the gender wage gap. This was my response. Read More

Resources

Paid Leave Works in California, New Jersey and Rhode Island

FACT SHEET | Studies of the nation's three paid family leave programs demonstrate how well paid leave policies work for workers, families and businesses. Read More

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