The Working Families Agenda

Across the nation, people are working harder than ever, but too many families are still struggling to make ends meet. For many hardworking people across the nation, it’s been too long since they got a raise; workplace policies make it nearly impossible for people to both care for and provide for their families; and discrimination shuts too many people out of good-paying jobs. It does not have to be this way. Democratic lawmakers in Congress have introduced responsible solutions to help Americans make a better life for themselves and their families. House Democrats’ Working Families Resolution will:

  • Boost wages by raising the minimum wage, eliminating the tipped minimum wage, strengthening workers’ right to organize, and protecting workers from misclassification
  • Help working people achieve a better balance between work and family by providing workers with paid sick days, paid family leave, and flexible, predictable, and stable schedules while also ensuring that workers have access to high-quality early learning opportunities and affordable child care
  • Level the playing field by strengthening the law guaranteeing equal pay for equal work, ensuring that pregnant workers have an unmistakably clear right to reasonable accommodations when they need them to continue working safely during pregnancy, and providing explicit protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Some states aren’t waiting for Congress – they are taking steps to enact the responsible solutions working families need. How does your state stack up?

Check out our new "Working Families Report Cards" to find out: