Work & Family

Opposing the "Comp Time" Bill

Judith LichtmanThe misnamed Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1406) is an empty promise to America’s workers and families, and a step in the wrong direction for the nation. America’s workers and families need the U. S. House of Representatives to reject H.R. 1406 as the harmful, smoke-and-mirrors legislation it is, and instead pass bills that offer real solutions like paid sick days and paid family leave.


Listen: Audio press conference on H.R. 1406, May 6, 2013

Coalition Letter to the U.S. House of Representatives in Opposition to H.R. 1406, signed by more than 160 leading women’s, worker and civil rights organizations, May 6, 2013

Mothers, Working Families Aren't Fooled, Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families, for the Huffington Post

Press Materials

"America's Families Will Not Be Fooled by Fake Workplace Flexibility Bill," Nation's Leading Work/Family Expert Says, Statement of Debra L. Ness, National Partnership for Women & Families, May 8, 2013

Women's Leader Calls So-Called Working Families Flexibility Act a "Shameful Attempt to Mislead America's Families," Statement of Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families, May 6, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY: Nation's Leading Advocates for Women to Discuss Their Strong Opposition to the Misnamed Working Families Flexibility Act, as More Than 150 Organizations Urge House to Reject It, May 6, 2013

“An Empty Promise to America’s Workers, Families and the Nation,” Full House Should Reject Misnamed Workplace Flexibility Bill, Statement of Judith L. Lichtman, Senior Advisor, National Partnership for Women & Families, April 17, 2013

National Partnership Senior Advisor Judith Lichtman Testifies Before U.S. House Subcommittee on H.R. 1406 and the Need for Truly Family Friendly Policies, April 11, 2013

Fact Sheet: An Empty Promise: The Working Families Flexibility Act Would Give Workers Less Flexibility and Less Pay, April 2013

Fact Sheet: Not Enough Family Friendly Policies: High Stakes for Women and Families, March 2013

Letters in Opposition to H.R. 1406

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Comp Time Bill Is An Empty Promise