Who We Are
At some point in our lives, we are all likely to be primary caregivers to a child, spouse, parent or other loved one. And we all deserve the ability to take care of our own health and personal well-being. Yet for too many workers, especially those with the fewest resources, a new baby or a serious illness can spell financial ruin. Gaps in our laws leave too many families struggling. It doesn’t have to be this way.
A Better Balance, a national nonprofit advocacy organization, uses the power of the law to advance justice for workers, so they can care for themselves and their loved ones without jeopardizing their economic security. Through legislative advocacy, direct legal services and strategic litigation, and public education, our expert legal team combats discrimination against pregnant workers and caregivers and advances supportive work-family policies like paid sick time, paid family and medical leave, fair scheduling, and accessible, quality childcare and eldercare. When we value the work of providing care, which has long been marginalized due to sexism and racism, our communities and our nation are healthier and stronger.
Since 2006, we have taken on the task of transforming the American workplace and raising awareness of the importance of caregiving in public policy decisions. Learn more
Our efforts have helped millions of people, guaranteeing paid sick time, paid family and medical leave, and pregnancy accommodations. We’re changing the way America works. Learn more