Helping working families through difficult times is a cornerstone priority for both the
North Dakota Women’s Network and the North Dakota AFL-CIO and it's why we are
United for Paid Family Leave.
When a person is forced to decide between being present at a job and being present for a
life-changing event, the workforce suffers. Yet, most North Dakota workers must choose.
Without a statewide policy to ensure a percentage of employees can take the needed time
off, showing up for these moments can jeopardize a family’s financial security.
Paid Family Leave for North Dakota is a common-sense plan to fill the gaps. It sets a
baseline of coverage as an earned benefit for workers. North Dakota must do more
to protect workers during critical life-changing circumstances.
Without Paid Family Leave, North Dakota’s economy has no framework to implement a proven tactic that attracts and retains employees. This policy can help reduce turnover and the high costs of training new employees. With Paid Family Leave programs becoming more popular across the country, more businesses are looking to this earned benefit to answer the state’s critical workforce shortage. Improving economic opportunity supports North Dakota’s economy.
Today’s working families are looking for policies that address their practical needs. An overwhelming rate of American workers (84%) support similar policies on a national level.
With Paid Family Leave, North Dakota businesses can support families during the most difficult and the most beautiful periods of life. Paid Family Leave allows North Dakota workers the assurance to bond with a new child or care for a sick loved one without fear of losing an income.