A historic victory for millions of federal workers may be coming later this week. Congress reached a deal on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to include 12 weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees to use to care for a new baby after birth, adoption or the initiation of foster care. Currently, federal employees are eligible to receive 12 weeks of unpaid leave. A vote on the NDAA is expected soon. Currently, federal employees are eligible to receive 12 weeks of unpaid leave. The United States is the only developed country that does not offer nationwide paid parental leave. In Germany, all new mothers receive 43 weeks; new Swedish moms get 35 weeks, and Norwegian mothers are entitled to 45 weeks of paid leave. Read more here.
- The Labor Wire, AFL-CIO