October was Work and Family Month, and it was packed with events, progress on policy, press conferences and statements on working families. First the White House Summit on Worker Voice brought together 250 workers, union members, business owners and community groups to discuss how our families and economy thrive when workers have a voice on the job.
Seven DC Council Members introduced the strongest leave bill in the nation, calling for 16 weeks of paid family and medical leave through an insurance fund. The Department of Labor also circulated a welcome report laying out “The Cost of Doing Nothing” detailing the economic and health consequences that result from inaction on affordable time to care. Members of Congress spoke at a press conference and on the House floor on why it’s time to pass policies that truly value families.