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.

The Federal Employee Paid Leave Act of 2019 (H.R. 1534 and S. 1174) 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.

The House bill was introduced March 5, 2019, and the Senate companion bill was introduced April 11, 2019.

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

Take Action Now

  • Call you lawmakers and tell them working families deserve paid leave and to cosponsor the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act

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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