Tanya’s comment: These are all really good ideas. In fact, it’s crazy that there aren’t already laws for these labor rights.
This is the second (even though it says ‘#3’) of ‘The Big Picture: 10 Ideas To Save The Economy’ by former Labor Secretary Robert Reich and MoveOn.Org.
Today, most parents are also wage earners, whether in a two-parent or single-parent household. Politicians talk a lot about the importance of family, but they need to do a better job delivering. The reality for workers has changed, but society hasn’t caught up.
Here is what we need to do: Make sure women get equal pay for equal work. Require employers to offer predictable hours, so parents can plan. Provide high-quality, universal pre-school and after-school care. Guarantee all employees paid family leave.
Help Workers Be Good Parents
If you want to help workers be good parents, please share this video from MoveOn.Org. You’ll also find two related petitions that you may sign.
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