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Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Workers: State and Local Laws

A summary of existing state and local laws that require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers.


Tax Credits Do Little to Make Paid Leave Affordable for Employers

A paid leave tax credit proposal like the Strong Families Act (S. 1716/H.R. 3595) would not be affordable for employers.


Employer Paid Leave Tax Credits Will Not Close Gaps in Access to Paid Leave: Why S. 1716/H.R. 3595 is Wrong for the Country

S. 1716/H.R. 3595 – the deceptively named Strong Families Act – would do little to increase working people’s access to paid family and medical leave.


Paid Sick Days Statutes

CHART | A detailed summary of existing paid sick days laws.


Researchers Support Paid Leave

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Researchers Support Paid Leave

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Women’s Health Coverage: Sources and Rates of Insurance


Letter to Congress From Aging and Work Researchers Calling for the FAMILY Act

For National Family Caregivers Month, 113 of the nation’s leading researchers on aging, work and family issues sent a first-of-its-kind letter to Congress urging lawmakers to address rapidly growing demand for care by establishing a national paid family and medical leave policy.


More than 100 Aging and Social Work Scholars Call for National Paid Leave

November 1, 2017 Dear Members of Congress: We, the undersigned 113 researchers of aging, work and family issues from multiple disciplinary perspectives and institutions across the country, write this letter in support of making paid family and medical leave available to all working families. After a careful review of the evidence, we strongly urge the adoption of a United States national paid family and medical leave policy, specifically, the elements of the FAMILY Act (S.337 / H.R. 947) and similar legislative proposals. We ask that you cosponsor the bill in your respective legislative body.


National Partnership Comments on HHS 2018-2022 Draft Strategic Plan


Paid Family and Medical Leave: An Overview

FACT SHEET | An overview of how paid family and medical leave laws work, where they exist in the United States, and why a national standard is important.


Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence Need Paid Safe Days

FACT SHEET | On the need for the country's workplace policies to provide domestic and sexual violence survivors the support and job protection they need to recover - through a paid sick and safe days standard.


Healthy Families Act Introduction Toolkit

A toolkit that includes background information on the HFA, key talking points, and a press statement and LTE templates.


FAMILY Act Coalition Toolkit

Background on the FAMILY Act and sample materials for contacting the media and members of Congress to call for its passage


Nationwide Ban on Abortion at 20 Weeks: Unconstitutional and Dangerous

Since 1973, the United States Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision has protected a woman’s right to abortion. Yet, the so-called Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), introduced by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), would directly violate Roe by imposing a nationwide ban on abortion care at 20 weeks.


El Acta de Familias Saludables Hoja Informativa

HOJA INFORMATIVA | El Acta de Familias Saludables establecería un estándar nacional de días pagados por enfermedad – un paso crítico para satisfacer las necesidades financieras y de salud de las familias trabajadoras.


#WeMustRISE Tweet Storm Toolkit

#WeMustRISE Tweet Storm Toolkit


El Acta de Seguro para Ausencia Familiar y Médica (El FAMILY Act)

HOJA INFORMATIVA | El Acta de Seguro para Ausencia Familiar y Médica (El FAMILY Act) abordaría la crisis de licencia familiar y medica con goce de sueldo que tiene Estados Unidos y beneficiaría a los trabajadores, a sus familias, a los negocios y la economía de nuestra nación.


Senate Committee on Finance Hearing to Consider the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Proposal (Sept 2017)

On behalf of women across the country who are the health care decision-makers for themselves and their families, we write in strong opposition to the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal (“the Graham-Cassidy proposal”) to repeal the Affordable Care Act.


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