Episode 89

Family Leave Yo Ass Behind

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October 7th, 2021

39 mins 57 secs

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The United States is the only country besides Papa New Guinea that does not provide paid maternity leave. Being able to take time off work is currently a privilege that is only allotted to white collar workers. 88% of American women do not get paid for a single hour after giving birth. Even unpaid leave, which some families can take depending on their employer is lower than the recommended 16 weeks from the World Health Organization. America needs to catch up with the rest of the world and practice what they teach in regard to "focusing on the family".

Resources
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wi8Po3a3I0
https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210624-why-doesnt-the-us-have-mandated-paid-maternity-leave
https://www.hrw.org/news/2011/02/23/us-lack-paid-leave-harms-workers-children
https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/benefits/pages/how-bidens-paid-fmla-proposal-would-work.aspx
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/04/28/fact-sheet-the-american-families-plan/
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/29/upshot/paid-family-leave-biden.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR1TFCzUWpP29orZXJweETAzg0ao-_ZNOu36CImNsI59pP1S_z-yfSQhj0g&v=umiljrgv66w&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMxqlo_4Hhw
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-06-24/paid-maternity-leave-would-help-relieve-america-s-maternal-mortality-crisis
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/27/maternity-leave-us-policy-worst-worlds-richest-countries