Hillary’s work-family proposals

As I’ve said here before, I’m not quite ready to get on the Hillary bandwagon.  But I have to give her kudos for the set of work-family proposals that she laid out at her YWCA speech yesterday.  No one else in either party is talking about these issues at all, and she’s got all the key points there — child care, paid sick days, expanding the FMLA.  She’s even included a "right to request" flexible work conditions, modeled on the UK law.

If you had told me in 1992 that one day Hillary Clinton was going to be a candidate for president, this is the kind of thing that I would have expected from her.

Hopefully it will make the other candidates, at least on the Democratic side, feel that they have to address these issues as well.  I know that one of Obama’s senior aides used to work on these issues, so I’m sure she’s got a list of suggestions.

One Response to “Hillary’s work-family proposals”

  1. landismom Says:

    I agree, it is exciting that she is raising these issues at all. While she says that it gives her pride that people bring their daughters to her rallies, this is the kind of thing that’s been missing, from my point of view. I’m happy to see that she’s championing issues that are important to working parents.

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