Tuesday, June 24, 2014

In the News (again) -- Paid Leave

I recently posted on this blog a recent study of those states that provide paid leave to workers to care for themselves or a family member. As many of you likely saw, President Obama came out yesterday in support of this type of paid leave system on a federal basis. From the AP article:

"The president is touting paid maternity in the midst of a midterm election campaign focused on women voters, without describing the details of how he would fund such a system.  'If France can figure this out, we can figure this out,' Obama said." 

It is interesting that this issue  is now taking on  a political dimension in the struggle  to attract  voters during the midterm elections. This will be  an interesting issue to follow . . .

Joe Seiner

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