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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Help from Hillary

As far as employees go, we'll take any help we can get in balancing our work and personal lives. I feel for the spouses or relatives of wounded military members who are trying to earn a living and care for their loved ones. So I say, hooray for Hillary! (even if she may be attempting some pre-election posturing)

Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) and Christopher Dodd (D-CT) sponsored an amendment to a program that would extend job-protected unpaid family and medical leave for up to six months for the families of wounded military personnel. The Senate approved it a few days ago. Debra Ness of the National Partnership for Women & Families says, "This can make a real difference for military families under enormous stress." Ness points out: This would be the first ever expansion of the 14-year-old Family & Medical Leave Act. Ness is urging the House to approve a similar bill.

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