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Duckworth Uses Her Own Pregnancy to Champion Paid Leave

"When people are forced to drop out of the workforce to take care of their children, our economy loses some of our best and brightest workers," Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) said.

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It has been a rallying cry for Democrats for the better part of a decade; as more women have aspired to play dual roles as both mother and professional, many liberals are looking at employers to ease the burden.

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Audio: How to Manage Work and Home After Maternity Leave

PwC's Liz Taishoff Sweigart discusses how she managed work and home after returning to the firm after maternity leave. Sweigart also gives advice on how moms and dads must "get comfortable with their new normal."

PwC's (No. 4 on the DiversityInc 2017 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list) Liz Taishoff Sweigart discusses how she managed work and home after returning to the firm after maternity leave. Sweigart also gives advice on how moms and dads must "get comfortable with their new normal."

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GOP Ignores Benefits of Paid Family Leave

Get back to work: the 'family values' party doesn't seem to like mothers

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The subject of paid leave for all American workers has been a hot topic in recent years. Currently, the United States stands alone as the only industrialized nation in the world without required paid leave for workers. More people are speaking out about the issue, though, and some of the presidential candidates have weighed in as well.

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