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  • The Healthy Delaware Families Act: What You Should Know

    In April 2022, Delaware became the 12th state, including D.C., to pass a paid family and medical leave program.

  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Laws

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

  • This Mother's Day, Moms Need Child Care, Paid Leave and Protections While Pregnant

    When the pandemic hit and schools and child care centers closed, nursing and adult care facilities became unsafe, and people began falling ill, each family was left to figure things out on its own. For the most part, the increased burden of care fell on women...

  • America’s Women and the Wage Gap

    FACT SHEET | Overall, women in the United States are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to men. When women lose income, their economic security and that of their families is diminished. (May 2022)

  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Women and the Wage Gap

    FACT SHEET | A look at the wage gap for Asian American and Pacific Islander women by ethnic subgroup, and what that gap means for them and their families. (May 2022)

  • An Analysis of the Gender Wage Gap by Congressional District

    FACT SHEET | An analysis of the Gender Wage Gap by Congressional District (May 2022)

  • Quantifying America’s Gender Wage Gap by Race

    FACT SHEET | Women of color in the United States experience the nation's persistent and pervasive gender wage gap most severely. U.S. Census Bureau data reveal the size of that gap by race. (May 2022)

  • 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.

  • Housing Justice is Gender Justice

    Women in the United States – in particular women who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) – face additional hurdles when trying to find and secure, safe, stable and affordable housing opportunities. This brief highlights how women are excluded from housing, the reasons why women find themselves in need of gender-conscious housing practices and policies, and what can be done to promote housing access and security.

  • Closing the Wage Gap for All Women Workers

    Women who worked full time, year-round in 2020 were paid just 83 cents for every dollar that was paid to a man working full time, year-round. This full-time wage gap, as large as it is, has always left out millions of workers – disproportionately women of color – who work part-time or for only part of a year. Across all workers in 2020, including those working part-time or part of the year, women were paid just 73 cents for every dollar paid to a man.

  • Letter to Congress to Reinstate Emergency Paid Sick Days

    Letter to Congress to reinstate and expand guaranteed emergency paid sick days and paid family and medical leave.

  • Black Women and the Wage Gap

    FACT SHEET | A look at what the wage gap means for Black women, especially in the 25 states with the largest populations of employed Black women.

  • Issue Brief: The Great Resignation

    The Great Resignation Shows Great Need for Paid Leave

  • How Much Income Will Build Back Better Paid Leave Replace?

    The Build Back Better Act would provide up to four weeks of paid family and medical leave for working people who time away from work to welcome a new child, address their own serious health condition or care for a loved one with a serious health condition. The paid leave program would replace income on a sliding scale, with the lowest-paid workers receiving up to about 90 percent of their usual wages, and a typical full-time worker receiving about two-thirds.

  • Paid Leave Is a Lifeline for All

    Universal paid family and medical leave is critical to American families’ financial security, especially for low-income women and workers of color. Establishing national paid leave by passing the Build Back Better Act would provide this vital benefit to the 77 percent of workers who don’t have paid family leave, and the 60 percent of workers without paid medical leave.

  • Paid Leave Could Keep More Than 6 Million Caregivers Connected

    Due to the lack of paid family and medical leave in the United States, many people — predominantly women — are forced to choose between caregiving and their job.

  • Paid Leave Is a Lifeline in the States

    Universal paid family and medical leave is critical to American families’ financial security, especially for low-income women and workers of color. Establishing national paid leave by passing the Build Back Better Act would provide this vital benefit to the 77 percent of workers who don’t have paid family leave, and the 60 percent of workers without paid medical leave.

  • Gender and Geography of Higher-Income Workers

    Nationally, 16.5 percent of full-time, year-round workers have earnings of $100,000 or more – an estimated 19.2 million people. Due to the gender wage gap, men are more likely than women to have earnings above this threshold: 20.6 percent of men (13.5 million) working full-time, year-round are paid $100,000 or more, compared to 11.2 percent of women (5.6 million).

  • Paid Leave Would Cut Healthcare Costs

    It is more apparent than ever. The lack of a national paid family and medical leave policy in the United States costs working people their health and financial security – and the price tag is rising.

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