Wednesday, February 07, 2007

women's issues: cheers and jeers of the week

Dodd Pushes Paid Leave; S.D. Proposes New Ban
on second thought they are NOT women's issues. they are issues for ALL.

unlike another senator who's name i won't mention (da liebs) chris dodd strives for GOOD (certainly NOT for taxing us to pay for the UNJUST and ILLEGAL and IMMORAL war in iraq)

By WeNews Staff
Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd, who authored the nation's Family and Medical Leave Act 14 years ago, said this week he will introduce a new bill to include up to six weeks' paid leave for workers who take time off from their jobs to care for sick family members, newborns or new adopted children.
The current law allows parents to take 12 weeks of unpaid leave from their jobs. The United States, Lesotho, Swaziland and Papua New Guinea are the only nations that offer no national maternity leave program, according to ABC News.
"The U.S. does not do nearly enough to ensure that our workers aren't forced to choose between their family and their job," said Dodd.............

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