Valerie Jarrett: The Healthy Family Act will “Provide Sick Days to Every Working American”

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Senior Advisor to the President, Valerie Jarrett, looks a some glass artwork at Little Black Pearl Cafe, Saturday Nov. 24, 2012. (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune)

Valerie Jarrett is one of the more mysterious figures in Washington. She’s a Senior Advisor to the Obama Administration and seems to be one of the more powerful people in D.C. We discussed the “Healthy Family Act” that the White House is urging Congress to pass. Building on the President’s State of the Union announcements supporting greater workplace flexibility for families, the White House and the Department of Labor will host an event at The University of Chicago as part of the “Lead on Leave: Empowering Working Families Across America” tour on Thursday, April 9, 2015.  Valerie Jarrett, White House Senior Advisor and Chair of the White House Council on Women & Girls, and Austan Goolsbee, Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, will discuss how flexible workplace policies can benefit families, businesses, and the economy as a whole. Check out the White House’s proposal in this podcast below!

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