White House Author
Senior Fellow, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UC Berkeley
Netsy Firestein is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at UC Berkeley and a consultant on work and family, child care, women and labor issues. As founder and Director of the Labor Project for Working Families, Netsy led the coalition that passed paid family leave in California, which covers almost every worker in the state. Subsequently, she worked to build awareness and expand the new law. Netsy also co-founded Family Values @ Work, a network of 21 states working to build a movement for family friendly workplace policies such as family leave insurance and paid sick days.