Congratulations on paid sick and safe leave, Spokane!

On January 11, 2016, the Spokane City Council passed an ordinance assuring most people working in the city the right to earn paid sick and safe leave starting next year.  The Council voted 6 to 1 for the ordinance. At the start of Monday evening’s 5 ½ hour long council meeting, the policy on theContinue reading “Congratulations on paid sick and safe leave, Spokane!”

What’s missing from Amazon’s new parental leave policy

Amazon made a big announcement [in November] about parental leave. This comes after the firestorm following the New York Times article on Amazon’s office culture (including how unfriendly it was to new parents). In an email message forwarded to Jezebel, Amazon is now going to offer up to 20 weeks of parental leave for birth mothers, andContinue reading “What’s missing from Amazon’s new parental leave policy”

Stressed, Tired, Rushed: A Portrait of the Modern Family

Children are much more likely than not to grow up in a household in which their parents work, and in nearly half of all two-parent families today, both parents work full time, a sharp increase from previous decades. What hasn’t changed: the difficulty of balancing it all. Working parents say they feel stressed, tired, rushedContinue reading “Stressed, Tired, Rushed: A Portrait of the Modern Family”