AFGE's New Series Devoted to Paid Family Leave

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.

Update: All federal employees will receive 12 weeks of paid parental leave for the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a child beginning on Oct. 1, 2020, under a provision included in the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

AFGE will continue to fight to expand this paid leave benefit to include other absences currently covered without pay by the Family Medical Leave Act, such as family medical emergencies or issues related to a family member's military deployment. 

Read the full press release.

Facts & Benefits of Parental Leave

Read the One-Pager on Paid Family Leave

Read AFGE Statement on Introduction of H.R. 1534

Read AFGE Statement on Introduction of S. 1174

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