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Workers Deserve Equal Access to Paid Leave and Workplace Flexibility

Marcos Lambaberea article icon Issue Brief Policymakers need to enact policies that require employers to provide their workers with paid leave and workplace flexibility.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Myth vs. Fact: Paid Sick Days

Women for Paid Sick Days RallyContrary to many critics’ claims, paid sick days don’t just benefit employees—they also greatly benefit businesses and the economy.

By Jane Farrell | Friday, November 16, 2012

There Are Significant Business Costs to Replacing Employees

Now Hiring sign at a jobs fair article icon Issue Brief Workplace policies that improve employee retention can help companies reduce their employee turnover costs.

By Heather Boushey and Sarah Jane Glynn | Friday, November 16, 2012

The Many Benefits of Paid Family and Medical Leave

Daughter assisting mother article icon Issue Brief Implementing a paid leave program such as Social Security Cares would help bring the United States up to par relative to other nations’ labor standards, and it would help facilitate the dual roles of worker and caregiver that most adults will experience at some point in their lives.

By Heather Boushey and Sarah Jane Glynn | Friday, November 2, 2012

The Fat Lady Ain’t Sung Yet

Hanna Rosin’s new book, The End of Men, discusses the ongoing rise of women, but a number of inequalities between men and women in the workplace and at home still persist.

By Heather Boushey | Friday, September 28, 2012

Celebrating the Success of California’s Paid Family Leave Act

California Gov. Gray DavisCalifornia’s Paid Family Leave insurance program has been an unqualified success, and we should extend the same benefits to all workers.

By Heather Boushey and Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, September 27, 2012

Social Security Cares

Mother holds her child in a hospital room book_alt2 icon Report Our proposed Social Security Cares Act would establish a national paid family and medical leave program as part of Social Security, providing partial wage replacement for workers across the country who temporarily need to take time off from their jobs.

By Ann O'Leary, Matt Chayt, and Eve Weissman | Thursday, September 27, 2012

Comprehensive Paid Family and Medical Leave for Today’s Families and Workplaces

Mom plays with daughter in the park book_alt2 icon Report Social Security Cares builds on the dynamic history of Social Security reform to meet the American workforce’s changing needs as well as the recent state efforts to make sure that the program includes all workers who need access to such benefits.

By Heather Boushey and Sarah Jane Glynn | Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Need for Paid Sick Leave

play_alt icon Video Sarah Jane Glynn explains the benefits of implementing paid sick leave for our nation's workers.

By Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fact Sheet: Child Care

Fact sheet by Sarah Jane Glynn explains the importance of child care for families.

By Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fact Sheet: Paid Family and Medical Leave

Fact sheet by Sarah Jane Glynn explains the importance of paid family and medical leave to help U.S. workers make ends meet.

By Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fact Sheet: Workplace Flexibility

Fact sheet by Sarah Jane Glynn and Joanna Venator explains the importance of workplace flexibility for businesses and the economy.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Joanna Venator | Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fact Sheet: The Wage Gap for Women

Sarah Jane Glynn gives the key facts you need to know about unequal pay and how it affects women.

By Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fact Sheet: Paid Sick Days

Fact sheet by Jane Farrell and Joanna Venator explains the importance of paid sick days for U.S. employees and employers.

By Jane Farrell and Joanna Venator | Thursday, August 16, 2012

Conservatives’ Stab at Pay Equity Falls Short

Sarah Jane Glynn shows why the Paycheck Fairness Act is far superior to the conservative alternative offered up last week.

By Sarah Jane Glynn | Monday, June 11, 2012