When I was a sophomore in high school, my dad had a fall in the middle of the night. He was conscious, said he was fine, he would just take the day to rest. By the late afternoon when my mom checked on him, his pupils were dilated and he couldn’t squeeze her hands. We … Continue reading Economic Peril Without Paid Leave
The United States is the only industrialized nation without paid family leave. In 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was signed by President Clinton. In 1993, I was also four years old. Needless to say, it is outstandingly outdated! Since then, the workforce, economy, and what is meant by the term “family” have … Continue reading Our Societal Values: Do Actions Align with Priorities?
After reading the title of this post, some might be thinking: I see how access to paid family and medical leave is important for working families, but is it really a human right? The answer: absolutely, yes! Human rights are rights inherent to all; they are “interrelated, interdependent, and indivisible .” Or, as defined by … Continue reading Paid Family Leave: An Unfulfilled Human Right