Help us help working mothers nationwide! Join Working Mother’s fight to make paid family leave available to U.S. workers by 2015, the 30th anniversary of the Working Mother 100 Best Companies.
Working Mother is partnering with the National Partnership for Women and Families and hundreds of other groups to support the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act, sponsored by Representative Rosa DeLauro (D.-CT) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D.-NY). This legislation would create a national paid family and medical leave program that would ensure people can earn some pay when they need time for childbirth or a serious illness, or to care for a new child or ill family member. It also would bring our policies in line with the needs of America’s families, and with the rest of the world.
In 2013, we celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), a law that the National Partnership for Women & Families led the fight to pass. FMLA remains the only federal law designed to help people manage job and family — and even so, too many workers cannot afford to take the unpaid leave it provides.
It’s easy to get support the fight for paid family leave—just sign our online petition HERE