Contrary to claims by opponents, paid sick days and paid family and medical leave do not lead to a rise in unemployment but rather benefit workers, businesses, and the economy.
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.
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.
The lack of work-family policies in the United States costs working families billions of dollars in lost wages every year.
The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Pennsylvania women gain economic security.
African American women are increasingly vital to the health of the U.S. economy and the economic security of their families, yet they experience significant pay disparities and face unique barriers in the workplace that can undermine their ability to thrive.
Conservative proposals, such as business tax credits and pregnancy 401(k)s, do not cut it for working families that need paid family and medical leave.
The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Texas women gain economic security.
The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Colorado women gain economic security.
The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Florida women gain economic security.