Leader Strahorn Applauds Dayton's Groundbreaking Paid Parental Leave Policy
Says it will help balance demands of work and family, strengthen local economy
August 26, 2015
 
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House Democratic Leader Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) today issued the following statement in response to the City of Dayton’s announcement of the first-ever, paid parental leave policy:


“I applaud Mayor Nan Whaley for her leadership on paid parental leave in the City of Dayton. More companies are moving toward a robust family leave policy because they know it leads to a stronger, healthier and more productive workforce. Paid leave also strengthens local economies while attracting and retaining our best and brightest workers. Ultimately, this policy will help balance the demands of work and family, letting more Ohioans share in the prosperity they help create.”


You can access additional information regarding the benefits of paid parental leave here. The information is provided courtesy of the non-profit, non-partisan policy think tank Innovation Ohio.  

 
 
 
  
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House Dems Respond To GOP's Proposed Wage-killing Unemployment Restrictions

 

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus today responded to the newly unveiled GOP unemployment compensation bill that freezes unemployment compensation for ten years, increases unemployment insurance tax rates from .02 to .03 percent for employers, and adds a new ten-percent tax on employees.

“As Americans we believe in getting paid for the work you do. But now, after helping to build our bottom line in Ohio, working people will take home less pay for doing the same job under this legislation,” said House Democratic Leader Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton). “That’s wrong.”

The legislation also reduces the amount of time a person remains eligible for unemployment insurance by two weeks, from 26 to 24.

“An automatic pay cut is not what most families and people have in mind when I talk to them about the priorities at their statehouse,” added Leader Strahorn. “People are concerned about owning a home, sending kids to school and trying to save what they can to get ahead.”