Friday, February 1, 2013

Family and Medical Leave Act Turns 20

Before the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), there was no job-protected leave. Workers were left at the mercy of their employers when it came to childbirth or health emergencies.

FMLA, signed into law in 1993 by President Clinton, changed that. For the first time there was national legislation addressing the need for workers to take temporary leave due to serious illness for themselves or a family member, or for parental leave. Learn more about your rights under FMLA.

WE worked tirelessly to help put FMLA into law and bring us this far—but we've still go work to do, and you can help.


Download this fact sheet to learn more.

Read our press release.

Now take action!

Help make paid leave, paid sick days, and fair workplaces a reality for all working women.