National Partnership for Women & Families

Resource Library: Work and Family

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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 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.


Los latinos y sus familias necesitan días pagados por enfermedad

HOJA INFORMATIVA | Todo el mundo se enferma, y todo el mundo necesita tiempo para recuperarse. Sin embargo, 14 millones de trabajadores latinos en los Estados Unidos son incapaces de ganar un solo día por enfermedad pagada.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Expecting Better: A State-by-State Analysis of Laws That Help Expecting and New Parents (2016)

A comprehensive analysis of state laws and regulations governing paid leave, paid sick days, protections for pregnant workers and other workplace rights for new and expecting parents in the United States.


California

California is Leading the Way Toward a National Paid Sick Days Standard


Connecticut

Connecticut is Leading the Way Toward a National Paid Sick Days Standard


Washington

Seattle and Tacoma are Leading the Way Toward State and National Paid Sick Days Standards


New Jersey

Nine Cities in New Jersey are Leading the Way Toward State and National Paid Sick Days Standards


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.


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.


Updating the Family and Medical Leave Act

FACT SHEET | An assessment of the historic Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that includes an explanation of the law and reasons and opportunities for amending it.


Standing Up for Women & Families in 2016

In 2016, the National Partnership for Women & Families is urging members of Congress to stand up for women and families by supporting the following legislative agenda.


Supporting State Investment in Paid Family and Medical Leave

FACT SHEET | Details on federally proposed funding to support states considering paid family and medical leave programs.


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