Today, we’re the only advanced country on Earth that doesn’t guarantee paid sick leave or paid maternity leave to our workers. … And that forces too many parents to make the gut-wrenching choice between a paycheck and a sick kid at home,” said President Obama in his State of the Union address.
Family, work and leave. These words peppered President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address.
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The president is pushing for the federal government to put up $2.2 billion to let states offer paid-leave programs. This, in contrast to family leave in its current state — which is often unpaid.
It’s the question surrounding the rights of providers in working families to take time off work — without giving up the ability to provide for them financially as a result.