18 states including Utah fail in helping supporting new parents according to report
Eighteen states, including Utah, received an "F" in helping working parents receive protections provided by federal law, according to a report conducted by the National Partnership for Women and Families.
Women make up about half of the workforce, and many don't receive access to wages or job security, according to the report. In 178 other nations, paid leave is a guarantee for new mothers. Without the security, economic security and health of families is threatened.
"Some states are doing better for new parents than others," said Debra L. Ness, National Partnership president, "but most have a long way to go to fully protect the economic security and health of working families — and it is well documented that it is in their interest to do so."
The survey gave California and Connecticut the highest grade, an "A-."
- Why your co-workers come to work sick
- Michelle Singletary: Like searching for...
- Local government board fostered 'culture of...
- BLM releases blueprint for oil and gas...
- 5 tips for a successful job interview
- Family whose 3-year-old daughter has cancer...
- Business says thanks by donating 10 bicycles...
- Millions being spent gambling at 2 bingo...
- Local government board fostered... 16
- Salt Lake's 'passive' house a model of... 6
- Provo airport expansion could provide... 5
- BLM releases blueprint for oil and gas... 4
- Millions being spent gambling at 2... 3
- Why your co-workers come to work sick 1
- Michelle Singletary: Like searching for... 1
- 5 tips for a successful job interview 1