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JOIN THE DIALOGUE: PAID LEAVE IN AMERICA
The United States falls drastically behind the rest of the world as the only developed country without a national standard on paid leave. The lack of a national paid family leave policy has left the weight on cities, states, and the private sector to enact their own policies for their workforce.
The John Glenn College of Public Affairs hosted a Dialogue Forum on paid leave, featuring two central Ohio leaders on the issue: Heather Whaling, President of Geben Communication, and Columbus City Councilmember Elizabeth Brown. They
shared their own perspectives – one as a business owner and one as a local policymaker – about why it is important to offer paid leave and how the policy can be advanced. Watch the full video of the event here.
Women would be most hurt by Labor Department’s “tip stealing” rule
Salon, January 17, 2018
Ohio Senate passes rule to require aborted fetuses be buried or cremated
Cincinnati Enquirer, January 17, 2018
The Medicaid Work Requirements Could Make it Impossible to Qualify for Medicaid in Most States
The Nation, January 18, 2018
Huge turnout for Columbus Women’s March 2018
ABC6, January 20, 2018
Thousands gather for Women’s March in Cleveland
Cleveland Channel 19 News, January 20, 2018