Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Join tweet chat on family leave tonight

Only 11 percent of workers in this country have access to paid family leave through their employers. The United States is the only developed country that does not ensure working parents can take job-protected, paid time away from work to be with a new child.

Working parents are speaking out tonight on how to build a family-friendly nation through paid family leave programs for new parents. The discussion should be of interest to anyone who supports worker rights.

The tweet chat at 9:30 p.m. ET is hosted by Working Mother and the National Partnership for Women and Families. They want to hear your stories about maternity and paternity issues, as well as ideas to push senators and representatives to make families a priority and enact paid parental leave standards.

Where and When: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 9:30-10:30 p.m.
#WMPaidLeave Tweet Chat via Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/@_workingmother_
Hosts: Follow @_workingmother_ and @NPWF #WMPaidLeave
There is also a petition to call on Congress to enact paid family leave. Sign it here.