The federal government shouldn’t impose a sweeping, one-size-fits-all paid leave program that disrupts the employment contracts of all working Americans.
Such an approach to paid leave would leave millions of workers with:
- Less generous paid leave benefits than they have today
- Less flexibility to design their own benefits and employment situation
- Fewer job opportunities
- Lower take home pay
Government paid leave programs sound nice, but they tend to backfire on workers, particularly women and lower-income workers.
We can do better! Target approaches ensure that people who need support get it, without reducing other workers’ benefits or paychecks, and without destroying flexibility and choice.
Contact your members of Congress today and urge them to oppose one-size-fits-all government paid leave mandates.