It’s time to take bold action to stop putting family health at risk—corporations and municipalities, states, and the federal government should mandate parental leave for both parents for births and adoptions.
The financial bind of no paid leave can become a physical nightmare for working women who have just given birth.
The policy change will make the Navy and Marine Corps the first military services to provide more than six weeks of paid maternity leave.
Conversations about the need for more comprehensive maternity leave policies seem to rarely include solutions to the issues facing pregnant and parenting students, despite the fact that they are less likely to finish high school than their peers and are more likely to stay in poverty as they struggle to support their family.
“It’s time we stop treating child care as a side issue, or a women’s issue, and treat it like the national economic priority that it is for all of us,” Obama said Tuesday night.
The president signed an executive order to give federal employees up to six weeks of paid family leave after the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a new child.
Though the multibillion-dollar, nearly 600-store chain took its legal claim against the federal government all the way to the Supreme Court when it didn’t want to honor the health insurance requirements of the Affordable Care Act, the company forbids its employees from seeking justice in the court of law.
The House passed its version of the defense bill last week, with some wins and losses on sexual assault and a few boons for new moms.
The key difference between Europe and the United States when it comes to breastfeeding are legal protections of paid parental leave, paid sick leave, and, in some cases allowances for longer lunch hours to breastfeed.
Where do you store your lunch? The refrigerator is the hot spot at my office around lunchtime. However, an infant being breastfeed doesn’t store their lunch in the fridge. Their mother produces the meal. Ensuring that the meal is able to get to the infant, we need to support breastfeeding in the work place.