We are proud to introduce AFGE’s new Family First initiative, a campaign devoted to passing paid family leave for all working families. Read on to see how paid family leave would benefit federal workers, taxpayers, and the nation.

The Federal Employee Paid Leave Act of 2019 (HR 1534) would provide all federal employees with 12 weeks of paid leave for reasons covered by the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Employees would not need to exhaust their sick or annual leave before using the family leave benefit.

This bipartisan legislation was introduced March 5, 2019, and currently has 19 cosponsors.

AFGE strongly supports HR 1534 and encourages every member of Congress to cosponsor this bill and support it when it comes to a vote.

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