From paid family leave programs to paid sick days, the federal government has been active this year in work and family issues.
President Obama has included $50 million in his budget for grants to states to help with start-up costs for paid family leave programs, and advocates across the country are excited by this opportunity to help rebuild economic security and improve health for families.
In addition to paid family leave for those occasional times when workers need extended time off, workers also need access to routine paid sick leave – when kids are sick, when flu strikes, for preventative health care. Yet more than 40% of workers don’t get a single sick day.
Learn more about what Congress is doing to support work and family issues in Update: Work/Family Issues in Congress