While employers today demand more and more of workers’ time, public policy has failed to protect families as they try to balance their lives and their work. Heather Boushey explores this issue in her new book "Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict" and discussed it at the AFL-CIO’s Ideas@Work free noontime series yesterday. The Executive Director of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, Boushey called for fair and inclusive policies that address when workers need to be at home, allow flexible schedules at work, and a system for caring for children and the aging. Boushey was introduced by Katie Corrigan Assistant to the AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer, who will discuss the issue with hosts Chris Garlock and Ed Smith on today's "Your Rights at Work" show at 1p on WPFW FM.
- Christian Berk