Author Josh Levs’ personal fight for parental leave equality inspires ‘All In’

    Author Josh Levs at WHYY studios in Philadelphia. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

    Author Josh Levs at WHYY studios in Philadelphia. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

    The United States is an outlier as the only industrialized country without a national paid family leave policy.

    Writer Josh Levs was affected when his former employer, CNN, wouldn’t grant him paid leave to take care of his newborn daughter. To his surprise, when he went public with his workplace dilemma, people from all around the country sided with him, voicing dissatisfaction over the lack of  guaranteed paid family leave.

    Levs wrote about this experience in “All In: How Our Work First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses – And How We Can Fix It Together.”

    NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller talk to Levs about “All In,” parental workplace equality, and what can be done to change our family leave culture. 


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