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The Rising Cost of Inaction on Work-Family Policies Article
Two women who have been living in homeless shelters after struggling to find jobs that would cover the cost of child care wait with their children for the bus in Atlanta, December 2015. (Getty/Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)

The Rising Cost of Inaction on Work-Family Policies

Continued inaction from Congress on work-family policies, including the current lack of access to affordable child care and comprehensive paid family and medical leave, costs workers $31.9 billion in lost wages annually.

Sarah Jane Glynn

Schedules That Work for Working Families Article
A grocery store cashier checks out a family in El Cajon, California, August 31, 2016. (AP/Lenny Ignelzi)

Schedules That Work for Working Families

Unfair scheduling practices can harm employees’ health, reduce job satisfaction, and may increase the likelihood of sexual harassment.

Katherine Gallagher Robbins, Shirin Arslan

We Need Paid Family and Medical Leave Article

We Need Paid Family and Medical Leave

Policymakers must pass paid family and medical leave legislation for the good of employers, employees, and American families.

Fact Sheet: Paid Sick Days Article
Americans want a paid sick day policy. Three-quarters of adults support a policy<br />giving employees a minimum number of paid sick days and 90 percent of adults<br />support a specific proposal allowing up to seven paid sick days per year. (AP/ Richard Drew)

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.

Jane Farrell, Joanna Venator

Fact Sheet: The Wage Gap for Women Article
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, named after Lilly Ledbetter, left, was a step forward, but  it fails to get to the root of the problem. The Paycheck Fairness Act would outlaw workplace policies that make  disclosing one’s salary a cause for being fired. (AP/Susan Walsh)

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.

Sarah Jane Glynn

Fact Sheet: Workplace Flexibility Article
President Barack Obama speaks at the closing session of the 2010 Forum for Workplace Flexibility in Washington, D.C. Workplace flexibility is extremely important for low- and middle-income workers, who frequently have issues arranging for child care and elder care due to strict workplace policies.  (AP/Susan Walsh)

Fact Sheet: Workplace Flexibility

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

Sarah Jane Glynn, Joanna Venator

Fact Sheet: Paid Family and Medical Leave Article
Rabita Sarkar and her husband Aditya Saurabh pose with their newborn baby boy at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York.The United States is the only industrialized nation that does not guarantee workers paid time off to provide care to a new child. (AP/ Louis Lanzano)

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.

Sarah Jane Glynn

Fact Sheet: Child Care Article
Home-based child care worker Jennie Rivera plays with Jaylin, 2. Child care is an extremely important issue that many working families need help with in order to achieve greater economic productivity and prosperity now and in the future.<br /> (AP/Mary Altaffer)

Fact Sheet: Child Care

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

Sarah Jane Glynn