iHeartMedia: Offer paid family leave to ALL your employees.

iHeartMedia: Offer paid family leave to ALL your employees.

I’m a dad to one wonderful son, and my better half - aka my wife - is pregnant with our second, due in two months. When our first was born, I was able to take two weeks to support my better half and bond with the new baby. But now I work for iHeartMedia and I don’t have access to even a single day of parental leave. Not one day.

Join me in asking iHeartMedia to provide paid family leave to all employees - so we can be with our families when we are needed most.

Kevin, iHeartMedia Employee, and PL+US Advocate

To Bob Pittman, CEO of iHeartMedia

As the largest owner of radio stations in the country, and employer to over 18,000 hard working men and women, iHeartMedia has the power to lead the industry with a bold paid family leave policy. New parents should have the time they need to recover or help their partner recover from childbirth and to bond with their new baby. We’re asking that iHeartMedia take the lead, and expand your paid family leave policy to include ALL parents.

iHeartMedia: Offer paid family leave to ALL your employees

iHeartMedia: Offer paid family leave to ALL your employees

I’m a dad, and I’ve got another baby on the way (due in two months!) and while I’ve worked for iHeartMedia for eight months, I will not have access to a single day of paid parental leave when our newborn arrives. 

iHeartMedia, formerly Clear Channel, is the largest owner of radio stations in the country - reaching millions of listeners across the United States every day. But for a company that touches so many families and households, they are surprisingly behind the times when it comes to its paid leave for its employees.

iHeartmedia only provides time for childbirth recovery, no time for dads like me to bond with a new baby or support a partner recovering from childbirth, no time to care for a seriously ill family member, and new mothers are forced to have to sign up for Short-Term Disability in order to reap the benefits of any type of leave towards childbirth.

I love working for iHeartmedia. I’m both a Software Engineer and a DJ, so my work touches on both of my passions, technology and music. I am lucky enough to work on an AMAZING project where, for the most part, my team is very flexible when it comes to our work schedule, which is why I feel and believe that iHeartMedia can do MUCH better when it comes to paid family leave. I’m surprised that we are falling behind so many of our competitors when it comes to this benefit. 

I know that iHeartMedia is an awesome company, and I know they can do better for dads like me, and all new parents. That’s why I’m asking that the company show bold leadership in the industry and expand the paid family leave policy to include ALL parents.

Kevin, iHeartMedia Employee, and PL+US Advocate

To Bob Pittman, CEO of iHeartMedia

As the largest owner of radio stations in the country, and employer to over 18,000 hard working men and women, iHeartMedia has the power to lead the industry with a bold paid family leave policy. New parents should have the time they need to recover or help their partner recover from childbirth and to bond with their new baby. We’re asking that iHeartMedia take the lead, and expand your paid family leave policy to include ALL parents.

Visit your Member of Congress!

Save your spot for the exclusive PL+US webinar on our groundbreaking new report on paid family leave.

In this webinar, we’ll dive into our new recommendations for an inclusive paid family leave policy that expands the definition of family, advocates for 6 months of leave, and more with PL+US experts. We’ll talk about how we will win our vision of paid family and medical leave for all U.S. families and how you can be part of the fight.

August Recess District Office Visits

What Families Need

What Families Need

 

This fall, PL+US members will be walking the halls of Congress and visiting with legislators in their home districts to make sure our leaders know what families really need.

When you email your congressperson, you’re telling them that the people they’re meeting with are backed up by the thousands of PL+US members across the country who want high quality paid leave.

We’ll never get what we want if we don’t ask for it. Now is the time, as the paid leave conversation is heating up at the national level, to make it clear that families need real solutions now. By emailing these findings to your congressperson today, and inviting them to meet with PL+US, you’re setting the stage for a much broader, more powerful debate that will lead to a high quality paid family leave policy for all that helps the families that need it most. Send this message to your member of congress today.

Publix: Treat employees with dignity!

Publix: Treat employees with dignity!

 

Dear Todd Jones, CEO of Publix:

Paid family leave provides working people time to be with their families when they are needed most: when welcoming a newly arrived child, caring for a seriously ill family member, or addressing one's own illness. Publix is a top employer, yet fails to provide employees this critical benefit.

PL+US’s third annual ranking of paid family leave policies at the largest employers in the U.S. finds Publix is ranked the worst when it comes to offering paid family leave to its employees. There is clear momentum in the private sector and Publix has quickly fallen far behind their competitors. In the last year alone, 20 companies ranging from Starbucks to Walmart have expanded their paid leave policies.

Employer Ranking

The benefits of paid family leave are well documented. Businesses that have implemented better paid leave policies have done so noting the advantages of employee recruitment, retention, and reduced turnover costs.

Publix’s policies also have a major impact on the lives of employees. Paid family leave is proven to benefit both child and maternal health outcomes and reduces infant mortality.

Publix offers NO paid family leave to its 190,000 employees. That’s zero days off after childbirth, zero days to care for a dying parent, zero days for chemo treatments.

Employees can change company policies when they take action together. We've seen Publix employees successfully convince the company to update the dress code to allow beards using a Coworker.org campaign and on the issue of paid leave, PL+US has helped Starbucks baristas win more generous family leave in their workplace.

Publix current policy is failing employees and falls far behind industry standards. As CEO you have the power to lead by offering all of your employees at least 12 weeks of paid family leave.

Ask Sen. Ron Wyden to bring Oregon's bold paid family leave policy to Congress.

Oregon just passed the most inclusive paid family leave policy in the nation. It’s time to bring that policy to Congress. Ask Sen. Ron Wyden to bring Oregon's bold paid family leave policy to Congress.

In Honor of Your Baby, Crowdfund to Help Win Paid Family Leave for Everyone

In Honor of Your Baby, Crowdfund to Help Win Paid Family Leave for Everyone

Paid Leave for the U.S. (PL+US) is the nation’s leading non-profit solely dedicated to winning paid family leave for everyone in the U.S. We’re fighting so that everyone can be there with their families in the moments that matter most.  Sign-up to host a crowdfunding campaign on Facebook for PL+US in honor of your child’s birth. It’s easy, and makes a huge impact raising critical funds so we can win paid family leave for all. Our team will walk you through every step of the process.

Share your paid family leave experience with Tina.

Share your paid family leave experience with Tina.

My name is Tina McKinnor and I recently joined the PL+US team as the new California Campaign Strategist. I wanted to work for PL+US so I could advocate for an issue that I know will change the lives of people in my community. Will you share your experiences — the good and the bad — with paid family leave with me?

Add your name to tell Target #WeExpectMore

Add your name to tell Target #WeExpectMore

When we stand behind employees advocating for change at their workplace: we win. We’re looking for employees who want to work with us to urge these BIG BOX stores  to expand their paid family leave policies.

Your caregiving experience matters!

Your caregiving experience matters!

One in six people provide unpaid care for an aging parent, chronically ill family member, or a person with disabilities. And with the Miami Valley population aging, the Dayton Daily News is digging in to the issues facing caregivers in the area.

Will you share your caregiving story with us so we can make sure the Dayton Daily News has real experiences to uplift in their reporting?

Now is the time for national paid family leave.

Victory alert! Connecticut just passed the most generous paid family leave law in the country ensuring that minimum wage workers receive 95% of their pay while on leave, and offering a benefit of up to $900 to every single worker in the state, no matter where they work! Let’s celebrate this victory while we  keep our foot on the gas in the fight to win paid family leave for everyone. Will you tell your Member of Congress that the time is now to pass comprehensive and inclusive federal paid family leave?

Call your Members of Congress!

Call your Members of Congress!

Join us in DC at the Ways & Means Committee hearing!

Share your story with the Ways & Means committee!

Paid family leave has the power to change lives. Access to paid leave lets us be there for our loved ones, bond after birth, and recuperate from medical issues. Share your story about how paid family leave would change your life.

Ask your local Chamber of Commerce to support paid family leave in your community!

Ask your local Chamber of Commerce to support paid family leave in your community!

We’re seeing excitement about paid family leave across the states, and we know that local businesses and chambers of commerce support the movement. Write to your local Chamber of Commerce and ask them to support paid family leave!

Paid family leave must include caregiving

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Paid family leave must include caregiving

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Share Your Equal Pay Story With Us

Four months into the year, and it’s finally Equal Pay Day: the day when women’s earnings match what men made in the previous year. Of course, April 2nd doesn’t represent the experience for all women. For Black women, the equivalent day is August 22, for Native women it’s September 23, and for Latina women it’s November 20.

We want to hear your stories: tell us about your experience with the pay gap or paid leave.

Don't Leave Caregivers Behind

Don't Leave Caregivers Behind

Add your name to tell your representatives paid family leave proposals MUST include caregiving.