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JUN 23, 2014 - American Prospect

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As Working Families Take White House Stage, Paid Sick Leave Battle Continues

As the White House convenes its summit on the issues facing working families this week, it’s easy to feel discouraged. The proposals topping the agenda–paid leave, flexible work, childcare–are all great ideas. The problem is they’re the same great ideas advocates have been suggesting for years—decades, even. Sure, there’s been more recognition of the need for early education. And it’s huge that, over the past ten years, California, New Jersey and Rhode Island have instituted state paid family leave programs. But the United States still lags behind the rest of the developed world when it ... Read More

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