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.

Rationale/Background

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.

Contact

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.