Watch our new video on paid family leave
At some point, nearly all workers—women and men—need to take time away from work to take care of themselves, a family member, or a new child. But the United States is the only industrialized country that does not guarantee working parents paid family leave. When families need to take time to care for their families, they shouldn’t lose their paychecks. The birth of a child should not throw an entire family into financial hardship if a parent needs to take time off of work to be a caretaker. Paid family leave makes it easier for people to keep their jobs and care for their families.