1 Million for Work Flexibility Tracks 2016 Candidates on Flexible Work

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Rounding Up Where Presidential Candidates Stand on Issue Critical to Workers and Employers

We're pleased that work flexibility is being discussed as part of the national conversation in 2016 - and hope that candidates speak out on this issue more as we get closer to the November election," said Plumb, director of 1 Million for Work Flexibility.

1 Million for Work Flexibility, the first national initiative to create a collective voice in support of work flexibility, is tracking where the 2016 presidential candidates stand on flexible work issues. The 2016 election page will house comments the candidates have made on work flexibility, how candidates have voted on relevant flexible workplace policies and any other related actions candidates have taken on workplace flexibility in their careers.

“Flexible work, including flex scheduling, part-time options, job sharing, and remote work, is critical for ensuring that our workplace meets the needs of our 21st century workforce,” said Emma Plumb, director of 1 Million for Work Flexibility. “We’re pleased that work flexibility is being discussed as part of the national conversation in 2016 -- and hope that candidates speak out on this issue more as we get closer to the November election.”

Work flexibility is increasingly proven as not only positive for employees in terms of job satisfaction and a higher quality of life, but also as contributing to the bottom line for employers through increased employee productivity and engagement, as well as improved attraction and retention of highly-qualified workers.

"Flexibility in the workplace is tied to issues including economic competitiveness, gender equality, and climate change, among many others,” Plumb said. “As the candidates release the details of their positions on these various topics, we hope they will continue to bring flexibility into the conversation."

1 Million for Work Flexibility will continuously update the 2016 election page here:
http://www.workflexibility.org/election-2016/

Please send any additional information on candidates’ work flexibility stances to melanie(at)workflexibility(dot)org.

About 1 Million for Work Flexibility
1 Million for Work Flexibility, a diverse coalition of companies, nonprofits, business leaders and individuals, is the first national initiative working to create a collective voice in support of work flexibility. Follow on Twitter at @workflexibility and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/1MforWorkFlexibility.

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