The video above is the full session of the Economic Opportunities Program event, “Time to Care: A Discussion on Improving Paid Leave Policies for Workers, Businesses, and Our Economy.”
More than 40 million Americans work without a single paid sick day. For scores of US families that means having to make the choice between taking a day to heal or care for a sick loved one and losing that day’s wages. The Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program tackled this issue head-on in a recent panel discussion on improving paid leave policies for workers, businesses, and our economy.
Below, watch John Feehery, president of Quinn Gillespie Communications and director of QGA Government Affairs, as well as a self-described pro-life Republican, speak on the issues Americans face in balancing family care with work, and why the government needs to step in to create a more family-friendly society.