For workers in the United States, paid time off for caretaking is a perk for the privileged, while overseas, it’s a right. Some companies fill in the gaps—for some lucky workers.
Many conservatives profess support for equal pay but ignore the real need for stronger protections against pay discrimination and comprehensive solutions to close the gender wage gap.
Many Americans still do not understand the complementary but different roles paid sick days and paid family and medical leave play for working families.
As policymakers consider new ideas, developing a policy agenda that promotes the economic security and leadership of black women is imperative.
Divisive rhetoric harms many diverse groups—including women, Muslims, and those perceived to be Muslim—and Americans must use their vote to speak up.
A national paid family and medical leave program would level the playing field for small businesses and ensure that all workers have access to strong work-family policy.
Expanding the work-family narrative to be more inclusive of women’s diverse experiences is essential to developing policies responsive to the needs of all women.
The United States’ most vulnerable women continue to struggle to protect both their reproductive health and their economic security.
For 40 years, the Hyde Amendment has perpetuated inequality by blocking access to safe, legal abortion for low-income women and women of color on Medicaid.
The lack of work-family policies in the United States costs working families billions of dollars in lost wages every year.