On Sunday, people around the country will be finding a way to show our fathers what an important role they play in our lives. So it's ironic that this week Congress missed a chance to show the American people that it understands that dads—and moms, too—deserve policies to help them meet work and family needs.
"Can't you just use the bathroom?"
At night after the kids are in bed, most working couples have "kitchen table" talks. Who's going to meet with a teacher, or stay home with a sick child? Who can take mom to the doctor on Friday? Which bills can we pay this week?
If you haven't seen the latest episodes of Desperate Housewives, you have missed more than just the usual melodrama swirling around the residents of Wisteria Lane. A new storyline may be all-too-familiar to many viewers — a woman facing pregnancy discrimination on the job.
For decades, we've debated whether the United States can afford to provide more family-friendly workplace policies and protections, and whether doing so will increase unemployment and harm our economic competitiveness.
Campaigns to make paid sick days a basic workplace standard have sprung up around the country—and now New York City is getting in on the action.
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