paid family leave
The states most determined to limit reproductive rights have a long way to go in offering universal pre-K, paid family leave and postpartum benefits.
"Not everyone is aware of a big issue that makes starting a family prohibitive for those of us in this profession."
America's paid leave situation is only getting worse as omicron surges, with major companies cutting benefits for workers infected with COVID-19.
"Paid family leave is not a vacation. We are sending women bleeding, swollen, in stitches, in agony back to work across this country."
It was Sen. Joe Manchin.
Paid family and medical leave is on the chopping block. Democrats are scrambling to find a compromise to protect at least new parents.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) says the free market’s average family leave of 6-8 weeks is less time than breeders recommend puppies stay with their mothers before rehoming.
While everyone argues about "Medicare for All," real progress is happening on paid family leave. Time to pay attention.
The state’s benefits are extraordinary, particularly for low-wage workers.
The state will be the seventh to offer the benefit to new parents.