A groundbreaking bill called the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act was introduced today. The purpose of the FAMILY Act is to create the first-ever national paid family and medical leave insurance program.

Only 12 percent of private sector workers have employer-provided paid family leave; just 50 percent of new mothers take even a few paid days off after giving birth; millions of Americans simply cannot afford to take unpaid leave.

Other countries in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) started providing paid maternity leave more than 100 years ago. And yet it has not materialized in the United States so far.

At Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, we support this important paid leave bill and urge upon our readers to contact their members of Congress to support the FAMILY Act and make paid family and medical leave a national priority.

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