North Dakota AFL-CIO United for Paid Family Leave

North Dakota AFL-CIO United for Paid Family Leave

WHEREAS, Paid Family Leave is a common sense proposal that would allow an employee to
request paid leave to care for themselves or a family member when medical emergencies arise;
and

WHEREAS, Paid Family Leave is beneficial for employers and employees alike – by reducing
turnover, lowering training costs, improving morale, and attracting workers; and

WHEREAS, Too many North Dakota workers must make a choice between taking care of loved
ones and going to work to avoid financial ruin and poverty; therefore be it

RESOLVED, The North Dakota AFL-CIO will fully support local, state and federal policies that
promote access to Paid Family Leave; and, be it further

RESOLVED, The North Dakota AFL-CIO will work to educate our members and the wider public
on the importance of Paid Family Leave Policies; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the North Dakota AFL-CIO will work with labor councils, local unions,
community allies and the lawmakers to ensure all workers in North Dakota have access to Paid
Family Leave through public policy.

Passed June 4th, 2020 by the 61st North Dakota AFL-CIO Convention.