A Better Balance is advancing paid family and medical leave laws around the country so that all workers can securely savor the joys and weather the inevitable crises that life delivers without worrying about how to pay the bills. We will not rest until every American has access to paid leave.
Paid Sick Time
When you are sick, you shouldn’t go to work. We are drafting, passing, and implementing laws to guarantee that all Americans can access paid sick time when they need it to care for themselves and for their loved ones.
Pregnant Workers Fairness
Every woman deserves the opportunity to have a healthy pregnancy and support her family. A Better Balance is working to guarantee that pregnant women across the country have a clear right to reasonable accommodations on the job, because a woman’s wellbeing and financial security should not depend on luck or location.
Fair & Flexible Work
Nearly half of all workers in the U.S. actively care for a child or elder relative but few have access to flexible work arrangements to help them manage those responsibilities. Existing law does little to help these workers and we can do better.
Workplace Equality & Fair Pay
When all working parents and caregivers have a fair shot in the workplace, our families, our communities, and our nation are healthier and stronger. That’s why we are fighting to combat discrimination, advance equal pay, and support the critical work of paid and unpaid caregivers, whose support of the most vulnerable Americans forms the foundation for a thriving economy.
Breastfeeding While Working
Nursing moms should not be penalized at work simply because they want to provide food for their babies. A Better Balance is working to ensure that nursing mothers know their rights in the workplace, and helping to ensure that the laws designed to support them are properly enforced.
LGBTQ & Chosen Families
Families today come in many forms: one size does not fit all. It’s time for our laws to catch up. ABB is working to pass workplace laws and policies that broadly define family to include a broad array of relationships. We all deserve the same protections, no matter whom we love, and who needs our care.
Defending Local Democracy
A Better Balance is working with advocates and elected officials across the country to strengthen and defend local governments, elected officials, and progressive local policies that are increasingly under attack.