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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Universal Paid Leave: A Pathway to Treating Substance Use Disorder Fact Sheet

    FACT SHEET | National paid family and medical leave would improve the health and economic security of the more than 20 million people in the United States experiencing a substance use disorder (SUD).

  • Universal Paid Leave: A Pathway to Treating Substance Use Disorder

    ISSUE BRIEF | National paid family and medical leave would improve the health and economic security of the more than 20 million people in the United States experiencing a substance use disorder (SUD).

  • Paid Sick Days Improve Public Health

    FACT SHEET | 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.

  • 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.

  • Unpaid and Unprotected: How the Lack of Paid Leave for Medical and Caregiving Purposes Impacts Financial Health

    Coauthored by the Financial Health Network and the National Partnership, this brief adds to calls for workplace paid leave policies that can help workers meet medical or caregiving needs, and offers new insights on the relationship between paid leave and positive financial health outcomes.

  • Our Aging, Caring Nation

    Why A U.S. Paid Leave Plan Must Provide More Than Time to Care for New Children

  • Paid Leave Is a Lifeline for Workers and Families

    House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal’s Build Back Better Act offers the most effective paid family and medical leave policy for the range of caregiving needs across a lifespan.

  • Minimum Wage and Abortion Access

    In the United States, people with lower incomes, people with disabilities, and people of color have never fully enjoyed reproductive freedom. Whether a person wants to have a child or wants to not have children, their ability to exercise these rights has consistently been thwarted.

  • The Cost of Inaction: How a Lack of Family Care Policies Burdens the U.S. Economy and Families

    Passage of the American Families Plan can be a transformative moment to make the United States economy more competitive, regain lost ground toward gender and racial equity and ease the burden of working families.

  • Black Women and Evictions

    The temporary nature of the federal eviction moratorium and lagging disbursement of emergency rental assistance signal an urgent need for housing solutions that directly address the unique barriers to housing stability and economic justice for Black women.

  • 70 Innovative Companies That Are Leading on Leave in 2021

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