It's time for a 21st-century workplace that works for all Americans.

The modern family looks different than it ever has before. In 63 percent of families with children, all parents work. 32 percent of families with children are single-parent families. And yet, most moms and dads don't have access to paid leave or flexible workplaces. On average, women who work full-time are still earning just 78 cents for every dollar a man doing the same work earns.

It's time for workplace policies that give all workers the best chance to succeed at work and at home.

The President is taking action, with a new set of proposals to give working families the flexibility to balance their families and jobs, and giving all Americans the opportunity to earn sick days. Learn more about that set of proposals here.

In the meantime, take a look at the map below to see how many private-sector workers in your state currently lack access to paid sick leave.




I'm ready for workplace policies that help my family succeed.

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Paid Family Leave, at its core, is about respect for working families – working moms and dads caring for a newborn child or children, working sons and daughters caring for an ill parent, working husbands and wives caring for an ill spouse or partner. This is a program that made a difference in my family’s lives, and it’s something that I wish was available to more families throughout the country. For families trying to balance family responsibilities with financial realities – families like mine – it’s the right thing to do.

Jason from New Jersey
Husband and dad of two

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