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By: Sara Cassidy, M.S., Ph.D.
In a press release issued by the White House on January 15th, and reiterated briefly in the State of the Union address on Jan 20th, President Obama asked Congress to pass a bill providing 6 weeks of paid parental leave to all federal employees, a move which aims to fill “a notable gap in federal benefits,” that “can hamper federal agencies’ ability to recruit talented young people to join public service.” The president’s budget also proposes a $50 million State Paid Leave Fund to bolster states that choose to enact paid leave programs1. 1,113 more words
President Barack Obama is making a renewed push to win paid sick, parental and family leave for workers.
He’s calling on Congress, states and cities to pass measures to let millions of private-sector workers earn a modest amount of paid sick time. 252 more words