Issue Brief We need policies to support women as they work and care for their families.
Issue Brief Early childhood education cultivates a future workforce, secures long-term economic competitiveness, and develops our nation’s future leaders. Universal high-quality pre-K and child care will also help families across America that are struggling with costly child care bills, missing work to provide care, or sending their children to low-quality care centers.
On this year’s Equal Pay Day, it is important to understand why the gender wage gap exists.
Though women have the majority of jobs in many of the fastest-growing sectors of the economy, these industries are also the lowest paying, meaning women will continue to experience wage gaps in coming years unless we address this issue.
Despite making up a majority of the population, women are still missing where it can matter most: positions of power and leadership in elected office and the private sector.
Giving our nation’s female workers the right to paid maternity leave will not only benefit our mothers but will also benefit the nation as a whole.
We must institute policies in America that support and assist new mothers who want to breastfeed their babies but can’t afford to take time off or who need counseling through the process.
The Family and Medical Leave Act was an important step in advancing U.S. family leave policies, but there is still much work to be done.
As the worst outbreak of influenza in recent years rages across the country, we must ask what we can do to help prevent future outbreaks. Beyond stockpiling more flu vaccines and treatments, there’s a simple answer: guarantee paid sick days for all our workers, as just about every other industrialized nation does. Especially in a [...]
Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell explain why Latinos should have equal access to paid leave and workplace flexibility.
Issue Brief Latinos are the least likely of any population group in America to have access to paid sick days, paid leave, and workplace flexibility.
Issue Brief Policymakers need to enact policies that require employers to provide their workers with paid leave and workplace flexibility.
Contrary to many critics’ claims, paid sick days don’t just benefit employees—they also greatly benefit businesses and the economy.
Mientras los beneficios de la Ley de Recuperación del 2009 se disminuyen, se ven ganancias en los empleos en los estados que fueron golpeados por la Gran Recesión.