paid family leave

Politicians refer to American exceptionalism as a way of pointing out how special is our country. I recently returned to work following three months of paid leave to take care of a very exceptional newborn boy. Having the opportunity to bond with my child is an exceptional experience in the...
03/25/2016
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Paid family leave is finally gaining steam in the United States. President Obama and the Democratic presidential candidates universally embrace the idea.  And while a conservative Congress may stymie federal action for years, states from New York to Colorado to Oregon are moving toward...
03/07/2016
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Today more than a hundred New Yorkers from a host of organizations  will descend on Albany, calling on their elected officials to finally guarantee paid family leave to working people statewide. They’ll argue that for too many New Yorkers, bonding with a new baby or tending to a loved one who...
02/02/2016
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Now that’s a holiday gift! On Tuesday, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that approximately 20,000 employees of New York City would be guaranteed paid parental leave—giving mothers and fathers critical time off to bond with a new baby, adoptee, or foster child without giving up a paycheck.  ...
12/22/2015
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Today marks 95 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, and 44 years since Congress designated its anniversary Women’s Equality Day. This gives us the opportunity to consider how far we’ve come, how far we have to go, and envision what the world would look...
08/26/2015
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Will American families finally catch a break? As Hillary Clinton takes the podium at the New School today for a major economic policy address said to focus on issues important to families, she has her work cut out for her. American families weathered decades of wage stagnation  and mounting...
07/13/2015
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I’m writing this post from a hospital bed. And I’m really lucky to be doing it. Of course, I’m not thrilled about the complications of pregnancy that have confined me to bed rest for several weeks. But because of a job I can do remotely with a cell phone and laptop—and most importantly, a...
01/15/2015
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I am leaning in just a little as I write this. OK, I’m not. But I am feeling a little sick as I ponder the next unpleasant installment of the “mommy wars” that’s hurtling toward us. This past Friday, The New York Times’ Jodi Kantor assembled the...
02/25/2013
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Quick: What's the greatest threat facing the American family?  Okay, scratch that. There's no fast answer to such a big question. Over the past thirty years, though, a slew of politicians, religious leaders, and pundits have told a simple story about the American family under seige in a...
01/23/2013
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Quick: What's the greatest threat facing the American family?  Okay, scratch that. There's no fast answer to such a big question. Over the past thirty years, though, a slew of politicians, religious leaders, and pundits have told a simple story about the American family under seige in a...
01/23/2013
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