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20 Years Of The Family And Medical Leave Act

In 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Act, granting up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for workers who qualify. Twenty years later, 100 million people have used the leave to deal with medical problems or care for family members -- and businesses report few adverse effects. But activists complain that half the work force still doesn't qualify and that what we really need is paid leave. Kojo examines how we treat workers in the U.S. and why we're so far behind other countries in giving employees time off.

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