The idea of extending paid family leave for federal employees comes up year after year in Congress. Bob Tobias thinks it’s long overdue, and in fact the policy is making its way into some union contracts already.
The National Treasury Employees Union and more than 100 other federal, labor, women and health organizations are pressing Congress to push a paid family leave program to the finish line.
The Senate has confirmed Eugene Scalia, son for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to serve as the next Secretary of Labor.
As House lawmakers search for ways to help the federal government strengthen its talent pipeline, they find consensus on at least two ideas.
Beyond the inevitable hurdles of avoiding a government shutdown at the end of next month, the September to-do list for House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) includes securing a 3.1% federal pay raise and passing a highly-anticipated paid family leave program into law.
Tom Temin argues it’s not the idea that’s problematic — it’s the way Congress presents it.