Publix: Treat employees with dignity!

Publix: Treat employees with dignity!

 

Dear Todd Jones, CEO of Publix:

Paid family leave provides working people time to be with their families when they are needed most: when welcoming a newly arrived child, caring for a seriously ill family member, or addressing one's own illness. Publix is a top employer, yet fails to provide employees this critical benefit.

PL+US’s third annual ranking of paid family leave policies at the largest employers in the U.S. finds Publix is ranked the worst when it comes to offering paid family leave to its employees. There is clear momentum in the private sector and Publix has quickly fallen far behind their competitors. In the last year alone, 20 companies ranging from Starbucks to Walmart have expanded their paid leave policies.

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The benefits of paid family leave are well documented. Businesses that have implemented better paid leave policies have done so noting the advantages of employee recruitment, retention, and reduced turnover costs.

Publix’s policies also have a major impact on the lives of employees. Paid family leave is proven to benefit both child and maternal health outcomes and reduces infant mortality.

Publix offers NO paid family leave to its 190,000 employees. That’s zero days off after childbirth, zero days to care for a dying parent, zero days for chemo treatments.

Employees can change company policies when they take action together. We've seen Publix employees successfully convince the company to update the dress code to allow beards using a Coworker.org campaign and on the issue of paid leave, PL+US has helped Starbucks baristas win more generous family leave in their workplace.

Publix current policy is failing employees and falls far behind industry standards. As CEO you have the power to lead by offering all of your employees at least 12 weeks of paid family leave.

In Honor of Your Baby, Crowdfund to Help Win Paid Family Leave for Everyone

In Honor of Your Baby, Crowdfund to Help Win Paid Family Leave for Everyone

Paid Leave for the U.S. (PL+US) is the nation’s leading non-profit solely dedicated to winning paid family leave for everyone in the U.S. We’re fighting so that everyone can be there with their families in the moments that matter most.  Sign-up to host a crowdfunding campaign on Facebook for PL+US in honor of your child’s birth. It’s easy, and makes a huge impact raising critical funds so we can win paid family leave for all. Our team will walk you through every step of the process.

Share your paid family leave experience with Tina.

Share your paid family leave experience with Tina.

My name is Tina McKinnor and I recently joined the PL+US team as the new California Campaign Strategist. I wanted to work for PL+US so I could advocate for an issue that I know will change the lives of people in my community. Will you share your experiences — the good and the bad — with paid family leave with me?

Add your name to tell Target #WeExpectMore

Add your name to tell Target #WeExpectMore

When we stand behind employees advocating for change at their workplace: we win. We’re looking for employees who want to work with us to urge these BIG BOX stores  to expand their paid family leave policies.

Your caregiving experience matters!

Your caregiving experience matters!

One in six people provide unpaid care for an aging parent, chronically ill family member, or a person with disabilities. And with the Miami Valley population aging, the Dayton Daily News is digging in to the issues facing caregivers in the area.

Will you share your caregiving story with us so we can make sure the Dayton Daily News has real experiences to uplift in their reporting?

Now is the time for national paid family leave.

Victory alert! Connecticut just passed the most generous paid family leave law in the country ensuring that minimum wage workers receive 95% of their pay while on leave, and offering a benefit of up to $900 to every single worker in the state, no matter where they work! Let’s celebrate this victory while we  keep our foot on the gas in the fight to win paid family leave for everyone. Will you tell your Member of Congress that the time is now to pass comprehensive and inclusive federal paid family leave?

Call your Members of Congress!

Call your Members of Congress!

Share your story with the Ways & Means committee!

Paid family leave has the power to change lives. Access to paid leave lets us be there for our loved ones, bond after birth, and recuperate from medical issues. Share your story about how paid family leave would change your life.

Thank Rep. Gomez and tell him what paid leave means to you

Rep. Jimmy Gomez has been a proven leader on paid family leave in California and now in Washington, D.C. He wants to hear from you: Please take a moment to thank Rep. Gomez for his leadership, and share what paid family leave means for you and your family.

Mainers' need paid family leave.

On Friday there's going to be a hearing on paid family leave at the statehouse in Maine! The possibilities for paid leave are exciting, and it's important for decision makers to hear your voice. Share your story of paid family leave in Maine today!

Share Your Equal Pay Story With Us

Four months into the year, and it’s finally Equal Pay Day: the day when women’s earnings match what men made in the previous year. Of course, April 2nd doesn’t represent the experience for all women. For Black women, the equivalent day is August 22, for Native women it’s September 23, and for Latina women it’s November 20.

We want to hear your stories: tell us about your experience with the pay gap or paid leave.

Ohioans need paid family leave

Ohio is in the middle of a family leave crisis. Paid family leave is barely accessible. And unpaid leave is not an option for 62 percent of working Ohioans. Will you join the campaign to tell the committee’s chair just how important paid family leave is to all Ohioans?