National Partnership for Women & Families

It’s absurd that the United States doesn’t have a national paid leave law!

  • Eighty-six percent of people working for private companies in the United States do not have access to paid family leave through their jobs;
  • More than 60 percent of workers do not have access to paid personal medical leave through an employer’s short-term disability insurance program; and
  • Nearly one in four new moms is back at work within two weeks of giving birth.

This is absurd — and it must change. People in only a handful of states are covered by paid family and medical leave laws, but the rest of us are left on our own.

Ask your members of Congress to watch the video and then stand up for a robust national paid family and medical leave program »


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