It has been fun to start wading through current thinking on maternity leave, sick leave, workshare and more. America may be far, far, far from implementing these changes, but I think an important part of being a progressive is not losing sight of the dream of a better society and saying: this is how it should be.
Here are my pieces:
Why Marissa Mayer’s Choice Scares Me-The Sisterhood. I wish we as a society had more options available for part-time work for new parents and anyone caring for an ailing relative. But at the same time, I’m troubled by the policy implications that might come from the choice of a CEO to work through maternity leave.
How Less Work for Everybody Could Solve a Lot of Our Economic Turbulence and Make Life More Pleasant-AlterNet. ”Job creation” isn’t the only answer.
We Have Less Maternity Leave Than Pakistan? 5 Things That Would Make Your Job Humane AlterNet and Salon. Everyone’s talking about work-life balance, but here are some concrete ways we might actually achieve it.