Heading to the White House Summit on Working Families
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June 23, 2014

Today the President, First Lady, and Vice President and Mrs. Biden are underscoring the importance of improving the daily lives of millions of working families by participating in the White House Summit on Working Families. The President highlighted the need for workplace policies that meet the most basic family needs...

Head Smacker: Can’t Afford Child Care? You’re Less Likely to Have Paid Leave
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June 23, 2014

63 percent of children in the U.S. live in families where all parents work. But the lower the family’s income, the less likely the parent’s employer is to provide any form of paid leave.  The U.S. Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) released a new report, The Economics of Paid and...

Fact of the Week: Unlike Other Wealthy Nations, U.S. Does Not Guarantee Paid Leave
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June 23, 2014

The United States remains the only high-income country that does not guarantee paid family and medical leave. As President Obama said in his June 21 Weekly Address, “Only three countries in the world report that they don’t offer paid maternity leave. Three. And the United States is one of them.”...

A Response to the Path to Prosperity
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June 20, 2014

In April, CHN hosted a webinar on the House-passed budget – the so-called “Path to Prosperity” – put forth by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). The webinar exposed the truth about the “path” this budget would take us on – one in which massive cuts to housing, education, nutrition, and health care...

Witness Wednesday: Voices of the Unemployed
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June 19, 2014

“I am a single father of two small children, a boy who is 5 and a little girl who is 3…. I have worked hard my entire life and have never been afraid of hard work but … it’s very hard to find work…. Unemployment isn’t something that people are...

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