Does Trump's Paid-Leave Policy Go Far Enough?

May 23, 2017 | | Refinery 29 |

"From coast to coast, American families are trapped between the need to provide care for their young children or sick loved ones and the necessity of earning income. Our nation has a responsibility to address this crisis, and yet, the Trump administration’s proposal falls far short. An adequate plan would provide paid leave to working people recovering from temporary disability, offer at least 12 weeks of paid leave to new parents, and enable Americans caring for aging parents to take leave as well. Coupled with President Trump’s savage budget cuts to other critical supports for working families like health care and education, this budget — the epitome of his 'phony populism' — leaves American families far worse off than where we started." -Heather McGhee, president of Demos