Lawmakers must consider how they want to govern in a Capitol where nothing can pass unless the Republican-led Senate and soon-to-be Democratic-led House agree.
By Tess Conciatori, Lisa Desjardins
In 1993, former President Bill Clinton signed into law the Family and Medical Leave Act, granting unpaid family leave to millions in the U.S. Decades later, the country has yet to implement a paid family leave policy -- but some…
By Christopher Booker, Connie Kargbo
Wednesday’s “Day Without A Woman” strike could have cost the United States nearly $21 billion in GDP -- if all paid working women took the day off.
By Kristen Doerer
DC's new paid family leave is one of the most generous in the nation. But economist Harry Holzer worries the policy could have unintended consequences and hurt the women it's trying to help.
By Paul Solman
By Paul Solman
The District of Columbia's new family policy will be a boon for not only workers, but for business and the District as a whole, says economist Heather Boushey.
With Tuesday’s vote, the paid leave program will be funded by a new business tax that would raise $250 million a year to cover costs.
By PBS NewsHour
When it comes to paid family leave, the United States lags behind every other developed country in the world. Hillary Clinton has stressed childhood issues for decades and has proposed 12 weeks of paid leave and universal preschool. Meanwhile, Donald…
It’s time we acknowledge that working parents have two jobs — the one at work and the one at home — and both are equally important to our economy.
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