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Katie Bethell

  • Title
    Executive director
  • Affiliation
    PL+US

So far in 2018, a phalanx of huge employers—including Walmart, Starbucks, and CVS—has expanded paid family-leave benefits, strengthening the financial safety net for some 2.8 million blue-collar workers. Most companies cited tax cuts and a strong economy as their motivators, but activists saw another force at work: the grass-roots organizing of 38-year-old Bethell and PL+US, the nonprofit she founded in 2016.

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