Interfaith Worker Justice

This is what religion looks like.

Search
Tech giants move to expand paid parental leave

Tech giants move to expand paid parental leave

0 Comment(s) | Posted | by Ian Pajer-Rogers |

One day after Netflix announced a change in policy that allows new parents to take up to a year of "unlimited" paid leave, Microsoft announced its own plan to expand it's paid parental leave to twelve weeks, in addition to the eight weeks that new mothers are already allotted.

The United States is one of just two countries in the world (Papau New Guinea, the other) that has no national mandate for paid parental leave.

Providing paid leave for new parents allows infants to get the love and interaction that they need in their critical first year of life. Paid parental leave also makes good economic sense. Paid leave attracts more would-be mothers into the workforce, allowing for more dual-income households with higher levels of disposable income.

Add your name to a petition in support of paid parental leave >> 

Comments

We welcome your comments on the IWJ blog and encourage open discussion about important issues around worker justice and the unemployed. Disagreements are fine, but mutual respect is a must. Profanity, slander or abusive language will not be permitted. IWJ reserves the right to delete comments that violate this spirit of respect.

  1. There are no comments yet.

Leave a Comment