Minnesota is the best state at taking care of working dads when it comes to employment, work-life balance, health and child care, travel to work, and education. This is good news, considering that 93% of dads with children younger than 18 worked in 2014.
(In case you’re wondering, Minnesota came in second in WalletHub’s best states for working moms study.)
Of course, it’s not all good news. Comparing Minnesota to the other states is great and all, but there’s still a lot of work to do to help make sure working families not only survive, but thrive.
Our progressive leaders in the legislature introduced the Working Parents Act earlier this year, which would provide greater opportunity and economic security to millions of Minnesotans.
The Working Parents Act includes five proposals:
- Earned Sick and Safe Time
- Paid Family Leave
- Stopping Wage Theft
- Fair Scheduling
- Tip Fairness for Servers
State Sen. Pappas stated:
Employees should have peace of mind that in the event of an illness, their jobs will not be jeopardized and their paychecks will not be compromised.
This is just one example of the work we still need to do to make Minnesota better. It’s great that we lead most, if not all, states in caring for working moms and dads, but the state of Minnesota can – and should – do so much more to make Minnesota better at supporting working families.