by Brigid Schulte, Washington Post
The United States is one of only three countries to offer no paid maternity leave, according to a new report by the United Nations' International Labor Organization.
that it was time to “do away” with U.S. family policies — such that exists — “that belong in a ‘Mad Men’ episode.” In an address on Saturday, he said that updating “outdated workplace policies” to fit the families and workplaces of the 21st century is the main goal of the White House Summit on Working Families.
“Family leave. Child care. Flexibility. These aren’t frills – they’re basic needs,” Obama said. “They shouldn’t be bonuses – they should be the bottom line.”