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Paid parental leave that covers all caregiving


The administration’s paid parental leave proposal falls woefully short of what working people and families need.

States would pay parents of a new child for 6 weeks using already strained unemployment insurance funds whose benefits are too low for most families. It also excludes 75% of leave-takers who need to care for self or a seriously ill family member. And, it would add to gender discrimination; employers assume women are more likely to take parental leave.

We need a bill like the FAMILY Act that covers all caregiving, rather than too little time and money for too few people.

Carol Joyner, Director, Labor Project for Working Families in partnership with Family Values @ Work

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