Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced its support for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, recognizing that this commonsense legislation is a win-win for the health and economic security of families as well as businesses.
We joined with our partners and the U.S. Chamber in a joint letter announcing their endorsement, calling the PWFA “a balanced approach to ensuring that pregnant employees have the maximum opportunity to stay in the workplace, which is critical to the economic security of America’s women and families.” The letter states that the PWFA will remedy extensive confusion, providing businesses with clarity regarding their obligations to accommodate pregnant workers.
“We applaud the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for officially endorsing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. We are looking forward to continuing to work with the U.S. Chamber, building on years of advocacy and the vast bipartisan and business support in the 27 states that already have similar laws on the books,” said A Better Balance Co-Founder and Co-President Dina Bakst.
“It is rare that business organizations, women’s rights advocates, labor, and public health groups come together and agree — but the need for the PWFA is clear to organizations across the spectrum,” she added.
For more information on the PWFA, here are additional resources: