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Obama, in Baltimore, promotes family, sick leave proposals
Obama, in Baltimore, promotes family, sick leave proposals

President Barack Obama surprised lunchtime diners at a Baltimore cafe Thursday with an unannounced stop to promote a proposal to guarantee paid sick leave for millions more American workers. After lunch at Charmington's in Remington, the president said families should not have to choose between their health and a paycheck. In a launch that recalled his campaign last year to raise the minimum wage, he signed an order Thursday to give six weeks of paid maternity or paternity leave to federal employees, and called on Congress to pass a law that would guarantee seven days of paid sick leave for workers at businesses with at least 15 employees. He also offered federal money to states...

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