More than 1.5 million Michigan workers — or about 46 percent of the state's private sector workforce — cannot take paid sick leave, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families, a nonprofit group advocating for workplace fairness.
"It's a real step forward for our country because of the significance of New York City, the number of workers this supports and the fact that this creates momentum around the country," said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, one of the groups pushing the paid sick time cause nationwide.
Only 19% of low-wage workers have access to paid sick days, and adults without sick leave are 1.5 times more likely to go to work sick, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families.
Debra L. Ness, president of the Washington, D.C.-based National Partnership for Women & Families... issued a statement March 13 congratulating Portland on the passage of the law.
The act’s provisions have been used more than 100 million times to help workers manage family health crises and newborn care, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families.
Latino workers and their families feel the pressure of the nation’s out-of-date polices more than most. New data from the Labor Department show that Latinos are among the workers most likely to report not taking FMLA leave even though they were eligible.
“This was really intended as a first step,” said Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs at the National Partnership for Women and Families, referring to the law, which the group helped write.
One of the best tools available to improve care is authentic patient and family engagement.
"We prevailed because we knew it was right for the country and we would not give up, and we prevailed because of the steady and skilled leadership of the National Partnership for Women and Families..."
"For years, we worked closely with allies like the National Partnership for Women & Families to overcome concerns. But, we continued to hear from our constituents and understood why the why the legislation was important to them and their families."
Congress should listen to the voters, and take this next step. Family friendly policies are good for workers...
“It was meant to be a first step toward a family-friendly American workplace. But it is 20 years and we haven’t gotten to the second step,” says Judith Lichtman, senior advisor to the National Partnership for Women & Families...
Home With the Flu? 20 Years of the Family Medical Leave Act New York Times (blog) Organizations like the National Partnership for Women and Families and Family Values @ Work continue to push for expansion of the laws protecting working parents ...
TIME 20 Years of Success: New Federal Study Finds Family and Medical Leave Act ... PR Newswire (press release) The National Partnership for Women & Families wrote and championed the FMLA, and has led efforts to defend and expand it in states and ...
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