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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Support Paid Leave: Support the FAMILY Act Today!

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In the News

Country Will Soon Have Its Second Statewide Paid Sick Days Law as CA Legislature Sends Gov. Brown a Bill Allowing Most Workers to Earn Three Paid Sick Days Per Year

National Partnership President Debra L. Ness Calls Bill an “Important First Step,” Urges Expansion to Include Home Health Care Workers Read More

Blog Post

Women's Equality Matters

Today, women across the country still routinely face inequality at home, at work and throughout society. And too often, the issues we care most about seem not to matter. Read More

Resources

FAMILY Act Coalition Letter to Congress

December 5, 2013 | On behalf of the undersigned organizations and the tens of millions of working families we represent, we urge you to become a co-sponsor of the Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act of 2013 (FAMILY Act). Read More

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