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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

The New Breadwinners: 2010 Update

article icon Issue Brief Sarah Jane Glynn describes how women are now either breadwinners or co-breadwinners in most families.

By Sarah Jane Glynn | Monday, April 16, 2012

The Top 10 Facts About the Wage Gap

Audrey Powers and Sarah Jane Glynn lay out the facts about unequal pay between women and men.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Audrey Powers | Monday, April 16, 2012

The Gender Wage Gap Double Whammy

Sarah Jane Glynn details the damage inflicted on women’s lifetime earnings by the gender wage gap and shows how paid family and medical leave can help solve the problem.

By Sarah Jane Glynn | Monday, April 16, 2012

The Health Insurance Compensation Gap

article icon Issue Brief Jessica Arons and Lindsay Rosenthal explain the gender gap in health care coverage and how the Affordable Care Act will lessen that divide.

By Jessica Arons and Lindsay Rosenthal | Monday, April 16, 2012

Infographic: The Gender Pay Gap

Matt Separa considers what women and their families could do with the money they lose to the gender pay gap.

By Matt Separa | Monday, April 16, 2012