“Access to paid leave helps our economy and helps keep people in the jobs they need so they can care for the families they love without jeopardizing their economic security. Yet 26 million workers currently lack access to paid sick days, as reported last month by the National Partnership for Women & Families. That includes 70 percent of the lowest wage workers, including many child care early educators.”
The Pandemic Has Created Two Very Different Kinds of Workplaces. That Especially Matters for Women – POLITICO
“We have more pro-worker, pro-family, [Democratic] trifecta states now with the latest election,” Sharita Gruberg, vice president of economic justice at the National Partnership for Women and Families, said. “We will continue to see states not wait for the federal government.”
Why mandatory parental leave is more important than ever – Fast Company
According to The National Partnership for Women & Families, the current gender wage gap is “even larger when measured over the long term because women are often pushed to spend time out of the workforce, in part due to caregiving.” This is compounded by the perception that workers are less committed to their jobs when they take parental leave, especially for men.
Patching Up Paid Leave – The Progressive Magazine
Vasu Reddy, senior policy counsel for economic justice at the National Partnership for Women and Families, says that opponents of paid leave include big businesses, trade associations, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “These groups continue to say that paid leave will be a burden on small businesses, but it’s not true,” she says. “We have reams of evidence to show that paid leave does not have a negative impact on small companies. Every state that has passed it has seen reduced worker turnover and less need to recruit and train new personnel. In fact, a recent survey found that at least 70 percent of small business owners support paid family and medical leave.”
How to work around Senate stagnation – POLITICO
“Paid Leave for All Action and the National Partnership for Women and Families Action Fund will release a scorecard ranking members of Congress on their support of paid leave.”
80% of US Voters Want Congress to Enact National Paid Family Leave: Poll – Common Dreams
“Our nation’s leaders must stop ignoring what the data tell us time and time again — that paid family and medical leave is a critical support that families need, it is what Americans want, and it is what they deserve,” Jocelyn Frye, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said in a statement.
Jobs Aplenty, but a Shortage of Care Keeps Many Women From Benefiting – The New York Times
“For women, that’s the double whammy — most of those workers are women, and most of the people who need those supports to enter the work force themselves are women,” said Katherine Gallagher Robbins, a senior fellow with the National Partnership for Women and Families.
Investing in Caregiving: An Equitable Way to Reduce Inflation – U.S. News
“While the economy has recovered significantly since the COVID-19 pandemic began, analysis by the National Partnership for Women & Families shows that the economy has lost 497,000 caregiving jobs since February 2020, harming both paid and unpaid caregivers alike.”
Dads Share What Paid Family Leave Would Mean To Them In Heartwarming Video – Romper
“According to the “Fathers Need Paid Family and Medical Leave” article published in the June 2022 issue of National Partnership for Women & Families, one study found only one in 20 fathers in professional jobs took more than two weeks off after their most recent child was born, and three out of four took one week or less.”