Using existing resources, the NEA will communicate its support for the universal right to access paid family and medical leave.  The NEA shall conduct a research study to compare family and medical leave policies in the U.S. to other countries and shall use their finding to develop a policy  brief on national paid family and medical leave. The NEA shall distribute its research finding to help state affiliates and locals strengthen their collective bargaining positions.


The benefits of paid family and medical leave are profound. And time with family caregivers is the first step toward a quality education.  Despite its acknowledged benefits, paid family leave is still not accessible to the majority of U.S. workers.


Rachael White - MA

Cost Implications

This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the proposed Modified 2019-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $5,000.