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For 'Workers and Families,' San Francisco Passes Landmark Parental Leave Law


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In Sweden parents are given 480 days of leave per child, and 420 of these days are paid at a rate of 80% of your salary.
Finland:
Length Of Maternity Leave: 105 Days
Percentage Of Wages Paid: 70
Lithuania:
Length Of Maternity Leave: 126 Days
Percentage Of Wages Paid: 100
Russia:
Length Of Maternity Leave: 140 Days
Percentage Of Wages Paid: 100
Denmark:
Length Of Maternity Leave: 52 Weeks
Percentage Of Wages Paid: 100
The San Francisco parental leave law is a good first step, but the US has such a long way to go in this area.
Isn't it ironic that those who claim to champion "family values" have taken as their credo (to adapt the famous phrase from the XYZ affair)"billions for warfare, but not one cent for infant children and their parents."


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Poet, thanks for your comment and info; San Fran's step is a good, if not as generous one. Now we need a cascade of efforts to put families and kids first in our policies! Let's be first in something besides war and occupation.