The Universal Paid Leave Act passed - now let's implement it!
In December 2016, the DC Council voted in favor of paid family and medical leave for all. Within just a few months, the program was already under attack from big business. Thanks to everyone who fought hard throughout 2017 to protect UPLA, DC families will soon have access to paid family and medical leave!
The campaign isn’t over yet: now we need to make sure the District efficiently and effectively implements its paid leave program! Join us as we hold our government accountable and protect the rights we worked so hard to codify into law.
When it comes to paid family leave, it is appalling that the richest county in the world is in a league of its own: we provide exactly ZERO WEEKS of time to care — with pay and financial peace of mind — for a growing family…Like paid leave, there is unequivocal evidence of the many benefits of breastfeeding.
I bet when you hear about paid family leave, the first image in your mind is of excited (and probably exhausted) new parents taking time off from work to bond with their infant children. That’s great, but what about people like me?
Do you want to know what's happening with DC's paid family and medical leave program? Read on for updates about the status of the program and what you can do to help make sure everyone has access to paid family and medical leave.
This Mother's Day, honor all moms -- and all DC caregivers -- by fighting for #PaidLeave4DC
No one should be forced to make impossible choices between caring for the people we love and earning the money we need. With a paid family and medical leave program in DC we can improve workplace standards and ensure that families have the financial stability they need when life happens!
Being there when your loved ones need you — or when you need you — is not negotiable!