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…
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.”
Lack of paid family leave causes families to struggle, organization says – Audacy
“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.”
Long Live Leave: Celebrating 30 Years of the FMLA w/ Jocelyn Frye – Werk Stories
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 State of Paid Leave in the U.S. – U.S. News & World Report
“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.”
For a stronger workforce, invest in families – DeForest Times-Tribune
“According to the National Partnership for Women & Families, 77 percent of workers in Wisconsin do not have paid family leave through their job, and a typical worker who takes 4 weeks of unpaid leaves loses nearly $3,500 in income.”
YOUR LETTERS: FMLA is a stepping stone ‚Äì unpaid leave isn’t good enough – Labor Tribune
“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.”
The impact of unpaid family & medical leave in Oklahoma – KFOR
“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.”
Parents now eligible for 12 weeks paid leave – My Twin Tiers
“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.”
Paid Family Leave: A Benefit Helpful to Just About Everyone‚ÄîSo Why So Slow In Coming? – Government Executive
“We heard a lot of stories from federal employees as we advocated for FEPLA several years ago,” Michelle McGrain, director of congressional relations for the National Partnership for Women and Families, told Government Executive.
NY state has 12 weeks paid parental leave for some employees – AP News
“In terms of parental leave, I think this is absolutely one of the best in the country for state government employees,” said Vasu Reddy, senior policy counsel for economic justice at the National Partnership for Women & Families.