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Weekly Address: Bringing our Workplace Policies into the 21st Century

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In this week’s address, the President previewed Monday’s first-ever White House Summit on Working Families where he will bring together businesses leaders and workers to discuss the challenges that working parents face every day and lift up solutions that are good for these families and American businesses.
President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address, June 13, 2014

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Cabinet Room of the White House, June 13, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

In this week’s address, the President previewed Monday’s first-ever White House Summit on Working Families where he will bring together business leaders and workers to discuss the challenges that working parents face every day and lift up solutions that are good for these families and American businesses. Many working families can’t afford basic needs like childcare or receive simple benefits such as paid family leave that are common in most countries around the world.

When hardworking Americans are forced to choose between work and family, America lags behind in a global economy.  To stay competitive and economically successful, America needs to bring our workplace policies into the 21st century.

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