Saturday, February 11, 2012

Why Does Staples Hate Breastfeeding Moms?

Staples co-founder Tom Stemberg, a Romney supporting Republican, thinks giving breastfeeding moms a private place to breastfeed while they are on their break will put Staples out of business.

The Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law in March 2010, amended the Fair Labor Standards Act, and for the first time employers are now federally mandated to provide women with breaks and a place to breastfeed.

Staples co-founder Tom Stemberg considers breastfeeding mothers as a serious threat to economic recovery and job creation, Think Progress Health reported Feb. 7. Stemberg, a longtime supporter of Republican policies and candidates such as Mitt Romney, complained that President Obama's health care reform law hurts businesses by requiring them to provide what he dubbed "lactation chambers" for new moms who need to breastfeed at work.

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