NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE:
For the third year, Working Mother Magazine, along with the nonprofit organization Corporate Voices for Working Families, has created a tool to identify congressional candidates who support issues of importance to women.
“As election day approaches, it’s easy to forget that there’s more than the presidency at stake: All 435 seats in the House of Representatives and a third of the Senate are up for grabs as well.
“The outcome of these races will, if anything, be even more critical to concerns faced by working parents than who takes control of the Oval Office. Because ultimately, for each of us 25 million working moms in the united states today, it’s Congress that wields the most power to make the workplace family-friendly. Unfortunately, despite nonstop election-year chatter about the state of the economy, many lawmakers don’t seem too concerned that antiquated laws and policies make it difficult to care for a family while earning a living.”
Issues tracked include:
- Paid parental leave
- Workplace flexibility
- Equal pay
- Paid sick leave
- Pumping at work
- Pregnancy protection
Read the Full Article: Best of Congress 2012 via www.workingmother.com