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Resource Library: Work and Family

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Testimony of Sarah Fleisch Fink, National Partnership, to General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, H. 2172, S. 1048

Director of Workplace Policy and Senior Counsel Sarah Fleisch Fink urges the committee to advance the strongest possible versions of H. 2172 and S. 1048.


Paid Family and Medical Leave: Busting 10 Common Myths with Facts and Evidence

FACT SHEET | There is a growing body of evidence that shows paid leave is the right policy for workers, families, businesses and the country, but misconceptions and unfounded concerns can threaten progress.


Standing Up for Women and Families in 2017

In 2017, the National Partnership for Women & Families is urging members of Congress and the administration to stand up for women and families by supporting the following legislative agenda.


Coalition Letter to Oppose "Comp Time" 2017

The so-called Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180/S. 801) is a smoke-and-mirrors bill that would offer working people a pay cut without any guaranteed flexibility or time off.


Testimony of National Partnership Vice President Vicki Shabo, U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcomittee on Workforce Protections, H.R. 1180

National Partnership Vice President Vicki Shabo's written statement in opposition to the Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180) on April 5, 2017, before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections


An Empty Promise: The Working Families Flexibility Act Would Give Workers Less Flexibility and Less Pay

FACT SHEET | The Working Families Flexibility Act sets up a dangerous false choice between time and money, when working families urgently need both


The Healthy Families Act Fact Sheet

FACT SHEET | The Healthy Families Act would set a national paid sick days standard – a critical step toward meeting the health and financial needs of working families.


Not Enough Family Friendly Policies: High Stakes for Women and Families

FACT SHEET | Women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce and are the primary or co-breadwinners in two-thirds of families. But our nation’s public policies don’t reflect this reality.


Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act) Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ | Answers to frequently asked questions about the Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act).


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).


State Paid Family Leave Laws

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


The Child Development Case for a National Paid Family and Medical Leave Program

FACT SHEET | In the first months and years of life, babies discover the world through experiences with their parents and other caregivers.


Latinos and Their Families Need Paid Sick Days

FACT SHEET | Fourteen million Latino workers in the United States are unable to earn a single paid sick day, forcing them to choose between their health or the health of their families and their economic security when they get sick or need to care for a sick loved one.


African Americans and Their Families Need Paid Sick Days

FACT SHEET | Everyone gets sick, and everyone needs time to recover. Yet more than 7.3 million black workers – nearly 40 percent of black workers – in the United States cannot earn a single paid sick day.


Latino Workers and Their Families Need Paid Sick Days

FACT SHEET | Fourteen million Latino workers in the United States are unable to earn a single paid sick day, forcing them to choose between their health or the health of their families and their economic security when they get sick or need to care for a sick loved one.


Family Caregivers Need Paid Sick Days

FACT SHEET | Many family caregivers are struggling to manage both their caregiving responsibilities and the jobs they need to support their families because they lack access to basic workplace supports.


Letter to U.S. Senate HELP Committee Opposing the Nomination of Andrew Puzder for U.S. Secretary of Labor

Letter from National Partnership President Debra L. Ness to U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chair Alexander and Ranking Member Murray expressing strong opposition of the nomination of Andrew Puzder as U.S. Secretary of Labor


Paid Sick Days: Low Cost, High Reward for Workers, Families and Communities

FACT SHEET | A growing body of evidence assessing existing laws shows that paid sick days make business and economic sense.


A Double Bind: When States Deny Abortion Coverage and Fail to Support Expecting and New Parents

Every person should have the freedom to decide if, when and how to raise a family. But for many women struggling to make ends meet, this is not reality. Instead, they face layers of obstacles, including denial of access to abortion care and a lack of workplace supports.


Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools: The Case for a National Paid Sick Days Standard

FACT SHEET | Both parents and educators know firsthand the importance of keeping children healthy, and access to paid sick days for parents can make a real difference.


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