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What the FAMILY Act Means for All Americans

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandPaid family and medical leave will help lift our entire economy by providing a vital and earned benefit for workers of every background, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, parental status, age, ability, or income level.

by Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Thursday, December 12, 2013

The FAMILY Act: Facts and Frequently Asked Questions

article icon Issue Brief What is the FAMILY Act? Why do Americans need it? What will it cost employers? Answers to your questions on the new paid family and medical leave legislation.

by Jane Farrell and Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Gender Pay Gap by Race and Ethnicity

Jane Farrell and Sarah Jane Glynn explore the question of whether there is more gender equality among minority men and women than among whites.

by Jane Farrell and Sarah Jane Glynn | Friday, June 7, 2013

The Importance of Preschool and Child Care for Working Mothers

article icon 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.

by Sarah Jane Glynn, Jane Farrell, Nancy Wu | Wednesday, May 8, 2013

What Causes the Gender Wage Gap?

Paycheck Fairness ActOn this year’s Equal Pay Day, it is important to understand why the gender wage gap exists.

by Jane Farrell and Sarah Jane Glynn | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Gender Wage Gap Differs by Occupation

Of the more than 500 occupations surveyed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women on average earn more than men in just seven professions and earn less than men in all other jobs.

by Sarah Jane Glynn and Nancy Wu | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The United States Needs to Guarantee Paid Maternity Leave

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.

by Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Friday, March 8, 2013

Ensuring Low-Wage Workers Also 'Benefit' from Benefits

While the Family and Medical Leave Act was an important first step to help workers manage their commitments to both their employers and their families, there is still work to be done, especially for low-wage workers.

by Sarah Jane Glynn and Heather Boushey | Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Our Working Nation in 2013

Prince family book_alt2 icon Report As President Obama enters his second term and as the 113th Congress convenes, this re-release of “Our Working Nation” takes a new look at how we can update our workplace policies to fully include women and men who combine work with family care.

by Heather Boushey, Ann O'Leary, Sarah Jane Glynn | Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Family and Medical Leave Act at 20: Still Necessary, Still Not Enough

Two decades ago, President Bill Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Act. It remains the only piece of legislation aimed at helping to manage the work-life balance.

by Sarah Jane Glynn | Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Blame City Law for Your Nasty Flu

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 […]

by Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Tuesday, January 22, 2013

White Men Are Not in Decline

Sarah Jane Glynn responds to an opinion piece in The New York Times about the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

by Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, December 20, 2012

Latinos Deserve Equal Access to Paid Leave and Workplace Flexibility

Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell explain why Latinos should have equal access to paid leave and workplace flexibility.

by Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Thursday, November 29, 2012

Latinos Least Likely to Have Paid Leave or Workplace Flexibility

Latino workers at job site article icon 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.

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

Working Parents’ Lack of Access to Paid Leave and Workplace Flexibility

Mother cooking dinner article icon Issue Brief Paid leave and workplace flexibility policies would go a long way to help bring our nation up to speed and would allow working mothers and fathers to be both good workers and good parents.

by Sarah Jane Glynn | Tuesday, November 20, 2012