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Link to: Think Progress, SF Gives Workers Ability To Request...
Link to Article: Women As Family Breadwinner On the Rise

Excerpt from New York Times:  Four in 10 American households with children under age 18 now include a mother who is either the sole or primary earner for her family, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Census and polling data released Wednesday. This share, the highest on record, has quadrupled since 1960.

San Francisco’s board of supervisors passed the "right to request" law in October 2013, giving employees the right to ask for a flexible schedule.

The family-friendly ordinance will allow employees to negotiate starting time for work, part-time hours, telecommuting and other flex-time options.

San Francisco is the first American city to pass such a law, which goes into effect January 1, 2014, but Vermont put one in place statewide in May as part of its Commission on Women.

Link to: Breastfeeding State Laws

12 states and Puerto Rico exempt breastfeeding mothers from jury duty:



Link to: Your Living City, Parental Leave

Current Swedish leave laws:


Parental leave 

Up to 480 days paid leave that can be taken until child is 8 years old (or enters 1st grade), 60 days are reserved for each parent and cannot be transferred.  Eligible parents receive payment for 390 days at 80% of earnings, up to SEK440,000 ($66,358) per year, and the remaining 90 days at a flat-rate payment of SEK180 a day ($27). 


To be eligible, parents must have had an income of over SEK180 ($27) a day for 240 days before the expected date of delivery or adoption.  Non-eligible parents receive SEK180 ($27) a day for 480 days.


Maternity Leave

Obligatory 2-week maternity leave before or after delivery.  Women can decide whether to take part of paid insurance benefit during this time.


Pregnant women can take indefinite leave paid at 80% of salary if fetus is at risk and no other work can be made available.  If job is physically demanding and therefore hard for pregnant woman to perform, she is eligible for 50 days of leave during the last 60 days of pregnancy at 80% of income.



Link to San Jose Mercury News, Blacks, Latinos, Women Lose Ground

An analysis by the San Jose Mercury News of the combined workforce of ten of the valley's largest companies showed that between 1999 and 2005:



Link to Study: Women and the Economy 2010

In 1984, women made up 50 percent or more of the workforce in three industries:  government, education and health services, and financial activities.  By 2009, women made up 50 percent or more of the workforce in 5 industries:  government, leisure and hospitality, education and health services, financial activities, and other services.