National Partnership for Women & Families

Resource Library: Work and Family

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Raising Expectations 2018

A State-by-State Analysis of Laws That Help Working Family Caregivers

Paid Family and Medical Leave: A Racial Justice Issue – and Opportunity

This issue brief describes health and economic disparities faced by people of color to show that addressing our paid leave crisis is a racial justice issue that requires a carefully designed and implemented federal policy solution.

Voters’ Views on Paid Family + Medical Leave: Findings from a National Survey, August 2018

Voters prefer paying for a national paid family and medical leave policy through a shared cost between employers and employees.

Stop the Attack on Paid Sick Days and Fair Schedules: Oppose H.R. 4219

#SaveSickDays Coaltion Toolkit

FAMILY Act Coalition Letter to Congress

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 (FAMILY) Act.

State Paid Family Leave Laws

CHART | A detailed summary of existing family leave laws in California, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Washington, New York, D.C. and Massachusetts

Oppose Retirement Penalties for Parents Coalition Toolkit

Background on the FAMILY Act and sample materials for engaging supporters and contacting members of Congress to call for its passage and to oppose a risky proposal that would impose retirement penalties on new parents taking paid leave.

Paid Sick Days Are Good for Business

Businesses benefit when their employees have access to paid sick days. When sick workers are able to stay home, the spread of disease slows and workplaces are both healthier and more productive. Plus, workers recover faster from illness and obtain timely medical care -- enabling them to get back to work sooner and holding down health care costs.

Black Women’s Maternal Health: A Multifaceted Approach to Addressing Persistent and Dire Health Disparities

Paid Sick Days Improve Public Health

Every day, millions of U.S. workers face an impossible choice when they are sick: stay home and risk their economic security or go to work and risk their health and the public’s health.

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.

National Partnership Letter to Congressional Conferees on Tax Bill December 2017

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.”

Researchers Support Paid Leave

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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.

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.

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.

The Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (The FAMILY Act)

FACT SHEET | A fact sheet on legislation that would establish a national paid family and medical leave insurance program: the Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act).

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