Data show that state paid leave programs help to increase labor force participation among women, improve economic stability for families, strengthen businesses and grow state economies WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 5, 2024 – New analysis from the National...
Data show that state paid leave programs help to increase labor force participation among women, improve economic stability for families, strengthen businesses and grow state economies.
“Jocelyn C. Frye, president of the NPWF, says there is a clear connection between states offering protections to paid family leave and the wages women see in those states. “In states where workers have access to paid family and medical leave, we see that women have better wages, companies experience higher staff retention rates, and people are better able to support themselves and their families,” Frye said. “Paid family and medical leave is a cornerstone in a society where everyone is able to reach their full potential.””
“If you work post-pandemic, you know public support continues to be strong because people at a very personal level understand the need,” Frye said. “That is true across race, ethnicity and political affiliation.”
Congressional Bipartisan Paid Leave Working Group Announcement a Promising Next Step for Families and Caregivers
Today’s announcement introducing the Senate Bipartisan Paid Leave Working Group and announcing a bicameral effort is an important step and opportunity to strengthen strengthen working families and address their caregiving challenges.
A new study from the National Partnership for Women & Families finds that Black-led community initiatives may be vital to solving the Black maternal health crisis.
Today NPWF President Jocelyn C. Frye testified as an expert witness in the Senate Finance Committee’s hearing on “The Need for Paid Leave to Better Support American Workers and Families.”
“Even in jest, it’s disappointing that an expectant father feels compelled to walk back comments suggesting he’d need time to be at the birth of his first child,” said Venicia Gray, senior manager for maternal and infant health for the National Partnership for Women & Families in a statement to Fatherly.
“Women average about 52 minutes per day caring for children and other family members, including those outside the home, while men spend about 26 minutes a day on care, an analysis published Monday by the National Partnership for Women & Families…”
Philly’s salary history ban promotes equal pay for Black women, activists say – Daily Herald News Today
““If you are held to your prior salary, you are effectively forcing Black women to be stuck with that discriminatory pay going forward,” said Jocelyn Frye, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.”
“In Pennsylvania, Black women earn 60 cents on every dollar, according to U.S. Census data compiled by the National Partnership for Women and Families.”
Today, Minnesota became the 13th state (including the District of Columbia) to enact a robust paid family and medical leave bill. This means that working people across the state will soon be able to take time off from work to care for themselves, their children and their families…
Can Democrats and Republicans Finally Agree on a Crucial Benefit That Every Other Wealthy Country Provides? – The New Republic
“The National Partnership for Women and Families estimates that in 2022, 10.9 million workers needed leave but did not take it, with two-thirds of those saying they were unable to do so as they could not afford to take unpaid leave.
“Thirty years is way too long to have not taken the next step,” said Michelle Feit, the director of congressional relations for economic justice at the National Partnership for Women and Families.”
Pa. senator becomes 1st to give birth in office, bringing workplace maternity issues to light – KYW Newsradio
“Michelle Feit with the National Partnership for Women and Families says, as more women get involved in politics, more policies will reflect the challenges they face.”
ICYMI: Experts Agree: Chips Manufacturing and National Security Bolstered by Childcare – White House Briefing Room
Sharita Gruberg, Vice President, National Partnership for Women & Families: “The Biden Administration knows work family supports like #childcare are essential to securing America’s role as a leader in technology and manufacturing.”
February 2023 marks the 30th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, Jocelyn Frye, is on talking about the impact of this law on women in the workplace.
“The National Partnership for Women and Families, a nonprofit advocacy group, estimated that over 10 million American workers in 2022 needed leave but did not take it. It found that an estimated two-thirds of those workers ‚Äì or about 7 million Americans ‚Äì did not take needed leave because they could not afford it.”
“Jessica Mason, a senior policy analyst at the National Partnership for Women and Families, tells KMOX that it’s a big issue, because almost every single person in the U.S. is going to need time away from their job.”
“Nearly 1.5 million Oklahoma workers don’t have paid family and medical leave through their jobs. That means 74% of working people in the state, if they’re welcoming a new child or have to take time off work for medical appointments for themselves or their loved ones, are put in the impossible situation of having to choose between their families, their health and their paycheck.”
“Led by the National Partnership for Women & Families, the Labor Movement fought in coalition with women’s, disability, children’s, religious and senior citizens’ groups.”
“According to the National Partnership for Women and Families, without a national paid leave policy and the rising costs of living, states across the U.S. are taking it upon themselves to find a solution.”