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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Petition for US to have paid family leave.

I received an email from Momsrising.org about a new bill to provide paid family leave. They have a petition to build awareness on the issue. This petition supports a bill, titled The Balancing Act, which includes paid leave for all new parents. The bill was introduced by U.S. Rep. Woolsey, who once was a single mother of three young children herself. Just go to: http://www.momsrising.org/petition/familyfriendly

The the United States is one of only four out of 168 countries studied to not have some form of paid family leave for new moms. We join Swaziland, Papua New Guinea, and Lesotho in not having that policy in place. Source: Heymann et al., The Work, Family, and Equity Index: Where Does the United States Stand Globally? (Boston: Project on Global Working Families, 2004), www.hsph.harvard.edu/globalworkingfamilies/images/report.pdf.


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