Progress for Working Families in 2021, By the Numbers:
We support legislators and advocates across the nation—from Oregon to Tennessee, from Wisconsin to Washington, DC. We research, draft, and testify in support of bills that will help working people care for themselves and their loved ones without risking their paychecks.
Our efforts have helped millions of people, guaranteeing vital protections like paid sick time, paid family and medical leave, and pregnancy accommodations. Because of our work:
30 states and 5 cities have passed explicit protections for pregnant workers who need modest accommodations to stay healthy and employed.
Nearly 57 million workers who previously did not have a single paid sick day are now covered by a paid sick time law.
Approximately 37 million workers have access to paid family and medical leave, allowing them to care for a new child or seriously ill family member or to recover from their own serious health condition.
And, sparked by an ABB op-ed published in the New York Times, Congress introduced the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which would make it clear that employers cannot force pregnant workers off the job or deny them reasonable accommodations. We will not rest until this important measure becomes law.