DC’s Fight for Paid Leave
Nearly every worker will experience a caregiving dilemma at some point in their working lives, yet only 12 percent of all private-sector workers have access to paid family leave. In a historic move, DC’s City Council is working to change that for workers in the nation’s capital. To discuss this landmark legislation, we’re joined by at-large Council members Elissa Silverman and David Grosso, the lead supporters of the measure, as well as Sheena Wadhawan, Advocacy Director of the Employment Justice Center. But first, we’re joined by Todd Cox, a Senior Fellow at CAP and TalkPoverty Radio’s new criminal justice correspondent, who helps us dissect The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, a groundbreaking piece of bipartisan legislation that promises to rein in our country’s “tough on crime” days with sensible reforms. And we’re joined once again by Alan Pyke of ThinkProgress for a special installment of the weekly worst.