by Carmen Rios

“This decision is a powerful step in the right direction that, if enacted, will benefit millions,” Dr. C. Nicole Mason, president and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, said in a statement. “However, for the millions more working outside the federal government, more work is needed to ensure they can benefit from a similar paid parental leave policy. The new agreement should be a guiding light for the private sector. The ability and economic security to care for a child should not be a luxury afforded only to a select few. We need to continue fighting for the basic rights, dignity and economic security of working people everywhere.”

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