Work-life balance issues were the only benefits issues that came up during the first 2016 presidential debates Monday.
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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump talked at length about the need for the United States to create more jobs during the debate, which took place in Hempstead, New York, on the campus of Hofstra University.
But the candidates never mentioned health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, private pensions, 401(k) plans or Social Security.
Early on, when the moderator asked the candidates about how they would “put more money into the pockets of American workers,” Clinton said she would like to see companies offer better profit-sharing.
Clinton went on to say, “I want us to do more to support people who are struggling to balance family and work.”
“Let’s have paid family leave and earned sick days,” Clinton said. “Let’s be sure we have affordable child care.”