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Meet the Activists Leading the Fight for Paid Family Leave

Few in the audience had blue-collar jobs like [Carolyn] Davis’s; she spends her workdays tracking inventory and stocking shelves. Still, as a shareholder, Davis, who goes by Cat, had a right to speak. She’s also a mother of two, and she had come to deliver a petition—signed by more than 100,000 associates—to urge Walmart to give workers like her the same family-leave benefits that executives get.

Child care doesn’t need to break the bank

[W]e need to support parents. Parents need paid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act so that they can care for their children; currently the law provides unpaid leave only for employees of companies with 50 or more employees. Additionally, some families need subsidies for child care so that they can thrive in those first years that are often the hardest and most expensive.

The U.S. used to be a world leader in women working. Not anymore.

The U.S. used to be a world leader in women working. Not anymore.

Voto Latino spotlights paid leave debate with screening

"I think back to when I was younger when we were sick, how my parents didn't get to take time off to take care of us," [Linfield College] sophomore Raul Sanchez said.

Heitkamp meets with women business leaders

[Sen. Heidi] Heitkamp also said the proposed Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act, or FAMILY Act, would allow small businesses to offer the same family leave benefits now offered by large businesses. This would help make working for small businesses more attractive.

An American dad in Sweden now has plenty of family time

Children spending more quality time with their fathers has a cascade of social benefits, according to the Swedish government, but it also allows women to pursue their careers and become more active members of the workforce.

Family leave is a Catholic issue

Being openly dedicated to the betterment of employees and their families remains a gold standard for Catholic organizations that align themselves with the Catholic mission. Some Catholic companies have begun to go beyond FMLA regulations to further support employees and their families.

Lawmakers Push to Expand Paid Family Leave in Rhode Island

The bill would also make caregivers of a sibling or grandchild eligible. It would increase the amount that people who [earn] less than double the minimum wage can receive when claiming temporary caregiver insurance.

Jersey City to offer paid parental leave for municipal workers

Jersey City municipal workers will be eligible for paid parental leave, thanks to an executive order signed by Mayor Steve Fulop.

Millennials Struggling to Care for Aging Baby Boomer Parents Call for Better Paid Leave

One positive aspect of so many millennials taking on caregiving responsibilities, experts say, is that it may force lawmakers and companies to start paying attention.

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