paid family leave
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.
The freshman lawmaker emphasized that her ”‘unusual" leave policy applies to both mothers AND fathers on her staff.
Finally, the U.S. has a real shot at passing paid family leave, but pie-in-the sky ideas are taking up all the oxygen.
The Family Act, introduced by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, will probably pass in the House. It faces a rocky path in the Senate, though.
Everyone agrees with the president's daughter that leave is necessary, but there's little consensus on policy.
But that's where we are.
It's a big break from GOP orthodoxy, but the details aren't that encouraging.