Melinda French Gates: It's Time for Paid Leave for All Workers
"It’s time to catch up to the fact that our economy is powered by people with caregiving responsibilities"
I have never heard of a policy before this where people were willing to pay extra taxes for it by this large a margin. I’m sure they exist but this is the first I’ve seen.
More leave is sorely needed for all workers IMO.
“It’s difficult in these divided times to find issues that Americans overwhelmingly agree on, but paid leave is one of them. Seventy-five percent of U.S. voters across party lines support a national paid family and medical leave policy, according to a survey conducted by Invest in America and Data for Progress. That includes 64% of Republicans and 91% of Democrats. In another survey, by the Global Strategy Group, 69% of likely voters across seven battleground states told pollsters they’d even be willing to pay more in taxes in exchange for the protection of a national law.”Posted on 2021-09-21T03:29:42+0000