The USA, compared to other industrial nations, is among the worst in regard to protecting and improving the well-being of children and families.
After losing their infant sons during their first week of daycare, these moms are petitioning the presidential candidates to fight for paid family leave for all American families.
FMLA has become more popular over time, but it still excludes many workers.
It's no secret that the United States is the only developed country that does not guarantee paid parental leave for new parents. It's also embarrassing. Although there has been some movement to get more parents paid leave many companies are still reluctant to make it a reality.
Companies (and governments) can't go very far down the path of implementing or legislating paternity leave without coming face to face with the question-- what exactly is the purpose of paternity leave? And once this question is asked, the larger question arises: what is the purpose of any kind of parental leave?
The U.S. would remain the only developed country with no guarantee.
Netflix made a giant leap ahead of 99 percent of corporate America this week when it announced an unlimited first year leave policy for new parents. We can only hope other companies hop on this bandwagon. But a bigger question is why access to family leave has to depend on where you work.
Disappointingly, but perhaps not surprisingly, the many candidates vying for the GOP nomination have not come out in support of paid family leave