UPDATE 1-Obama seeks to enhance flex-time for supervision workers


(Updates with Obama comments from radio interviews)

By Roberta Rampton and Mark Felsenthal

WASHINGTON, Jun 23 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, as
part of efforts to make a U.S. workplace some-more accommodating
for employees with families, will on Monday approach federal
agencies to step adult efforts to give workers some-more space in
determining their schedules.

Obama, who is seeking to boost Democratic fortunes before
the midterm elections in November, has been propelling Congress to
back legislation to make workplaces some-more “family friendly.”

The boss will emanate a chit requiring federal
agency heads to enhance stretchable workplace policies as most as
possible, a White House pronounced in a statement. The idea is to
make it easier for relatives or workers to take caring of family
needs and to capacitate some-more people to find and keep jobs.

Obama will also make transparent that sovereign workers might request
a stretchable work arrangement but fear it will theme them to
negative consequences in a workplace, either a ask is
granted or not, a White House said.

The announcements are partial of a White House’s “summit on
working families,” where Obama will foster policies such as
raising a smallest salary and expanding entrance to childcare.

“Unlike each other modernized republic on Earth, we’ve arrange of
said this is something that particular families should understanding with
on their possess instead of all of us as a community, as a nation,”
Obama pronounced in an talk with MSNBC.

In an talk with CNN, he pronounced a eventuality was not just
about compelling ideas that are renouned with women, who make adult a
big partial of a Democratic base, forward of Nov midterms.

“It’s personal for me, and it’s personal for a lot of
people,” he said, describing how he was lifted by a single
mother and how he and his wife, Michelle Obama, struggled to
juggle work and family when their teen daughters were younger.

The boss will serve pull for additional protections
for profound women in a workplace by propelling Congress to pass
legislation preventing taste opposite awaiting mothers,
the White House said. The Department of Labor will make $25
million accessible to yield childcare for workers in training
programs.

“We don’t do a really good pursuit providing high quality,
affordable childcare,” he told CNN.

Faced with a Republican-led House of Representatives, the
president’s chances of flitting legislation are slight. He has
declared that he will pursue his bulletin by unilateral
actions such as executive orders and central memos.

Obama pronounced a limit will prominence family leave policies
that vital employers like Deloitte and Google have instituted,
such as paid family leave.

“We’re a usually modernized republic on earth that doesn’t have
it. It doesn’t make any sense,” he told CNN.

The administration final week expelled a news display that
the United States could boost the sagging labor force
participation rate and get some-more people behind to work if more
businesses had policies such as paid maternity and paternity
leave.

(Reporting By Roberta Rampton and Mark Felsenthal; Editing by
Nick Zieminski)

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