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Calls for paid leave grow louder 30 years after passage of Family and Medical Leave Act

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WASHINGTON (NewsHour) — The Family and Medical Leave Act was hailed as revolutionary for its time when President Clinton signed it into law in 1993.

Workers were guaranteed job protection if they needed to take time off to care for themselves, a newborn baby or a sick family member.

NewsHour’s Laura Barrón-López spoke with Jocelyn Frye of the National Partnership for Women and Families about its impact and the challenges ahead.