There’s a reason the new parental leave policy from Starbucks is so controversial: it would provide different amounts of leave to different types of parents.
Under the Starbucks policy, a new parent who works in a store would get far less paid leave than a new parent who works in corporate. In fact, a new parent who works in a store wouldn’t get any paid parental leave at all, unless they’re the birth mother.
Whether you work in a store or work in an office, everyone needs time to care for their families. That’s why more & more companies are providing paid family leave. That’s why we’re seeing real momentum behind the issue in the State Legislature.
And that’s why we need companies like Starbucks to lead the way and offer policies which recognize that all of us need time to care.
Thanks for everything you do,
all of us at Working Washington