TIME’S UP Applauds the House Passage of the Build Back Better Package

Biden Administration, Caregiving, Paid Leave, Public Policy

“TIME’S UP applauds the historic Build Back Better reconciliation package that passed the House of Representatives today. It guarantees four weeks of comprehensive paid family and medical leave for all working people, and makes significant investments in child care affordability, universal pre-k, and home and community-based services that will support working families and caregivers,” says Monifa Bandele, Interim President and CEO of TIME’S UP.

“The pandemic has pushed women — especially Black, Brown and immigrant women — to the brink. It exacerbated the ongoing care crisis women have been facing for decades. In the past year, millions of women have been forced out of the labor market as women-dominated industries were hit the hardest by the pandemic, while caregiving needs at home increased.”

“The critical investments in Build Back Better will lay the groundwork for an equitable recovery from the pandemic by building the care infrastructure that women, families, and our economy need to thrive.”

“Investing in care will bolster families’ economic security. We will no longer be the only industrialized nation that doesn’t guarantee paid family leave. Due to significant investments in child care and home and community-based services, working people, women and mothers will be able to join and remain in the workforce knowing their children and loved ones are safe and cared for and without the threat of losing their jobs.”

“We thank our Congressional champions for their unwavering support to ensure women, families and caregivers are included in the recovery package. We urge the Senate to move swiftly and pass the bill.”

TIME’S UP Foundation

The TIME’S UP™ Foundation insists upon safe, fair, and dignified work for all by changing culture, companies, and laws. We enable more people to seek justice through the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund™. We pioneer innovative research driving toward solutions to address systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace through the TIME’S UP Impact Lab. And we reshape key industries from within so they serve as a model for all industries. The TIME’S UP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.