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LABOR
Prioritizing paid leave
On April 28, 2021, President Biden
announced his American Families Plan.
He intended it as a follow up to the
American Rescue Plan, which provided
relief to families and communities
impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
One of the things the Families Plan
calls for is a paid family and medical
leave program. The Families Plan paid
leave scheme takes several elements
from the Family Act, which was
proposed by House Democrats in 2019,
but failed to reach a floor vote.
The Families Plan would
provide paid leave similar
to the Family and Medical
Leave Act (FMLA),
which currently provides
12 weeks of unpaid
leave. The paid Families
Plan would be a social
insurance model like those
already implemented in several
states. Like the prior Family Act, it
would be administered through a new
office to be known as the Office of
Paid Family and Medical Leave within
the Social Security Administration.
The Families Plan would provide
most employees at least two-thirds
of their average, weekly wages, up
to a maximum of $4,000 per month.
The lowest wage earners would
receive 80% of their average, weekly
The American
Families Plan calls
for paid family and
medical leave.
wages. The leave could be used for
the birth of a child, an employee's
own serious illness, caring for a sick
family member, military deployment
of a spouse or family member, and
to address issues related to sexual
assault, stalking or domestic violence.
The amount of paid leave available
would gradually increase to 12 weeks
by the 10th year of the program. Unlike
the FMLA, which only applies to
employers with 50 or more employees
within a 75-mile radius, the Families
Plan would apply to employers
with 15 or more employees.
Recently, more than 80
Democrats in the House,
including well-known
progressives, sent a
letter urging the Biden
administration to include paid
family and medical leave in the
proposed infrastructure bill. While it
was not included in the infrastructure
bill recently passed by the Senate,
reports indicate that paid family
and medical leave will be included
as part of the pending 2022 Budget
Reconciliation. Given the fast-changing
nature of legislative priorities, it is
difficult to predict whether or not it
will be included in the final legislation.
Some form of paid family and
medical leave program is supported
by a majority of US workers. Polling
of the 2019 Family Act found that
such a program " has the support
of more than eight in 10 voters
across demographic and party
lines. " A Rasmussen poll found that
51% of Americans believe that the
government should require employers
to provide 12 weeks of paid family and
medical leave. Only 29% disagreed.
While paid family and medical leave
has had bipartisan support for some
time, it has yet to result in legislation
getting passed. For example, in 2018
Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) proposed
a bill that would permit parents to
apply for two months of paid leave,
funded by delaying receipt of Social
Security benefits. The proposal made
little progress due to concerns around
eroding the Social Security program.
At about the same time, Senators Joni
Ernst (R-Iowa) and Mike Lee (R-Utah)
joined in proposing a paid leave bill
like Senator Rubio's. There was also
a bipartisan proposal from Senator
Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Senator
Bill Cassidy (R-La.).
There is no question that paid
family and medical leave remains
a benefit most Americans support.
In fact, several Democratically led
states have already adopted it in
some form. It remains to be seen
whether at the federal level the
priority that Democrats have placed
on the issue will be sufficient to
pass such legislation in a sharply
divided Congress.
RICHARD D. ALANIZ | meatpoult r y@sos land.com
A Rasmussen poll found that 51% of
Americans believe that the government
should require employers to provide 12
weeks of paid family and medical leave.
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