We’ve been together for 22 years. I know this timing is a little awkward with our Anniversary, but the conversation is much overdue. At the time (1993), you were one of a kind – an absolute milestone for the entire nation. You’re the only federal program that provides job protection for employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave from their place of work in a 12-month period. You’ve been used more than 200 million times!
It was a serious tough time and then due to my baby getting jaundice and having some serious weight gain issues, I was unable to get any summer work to supplement the missed income. Pretty much ever since, we have lived paycheck to paycheck and sometimes juggling which bill gets paid on time and which doesn’t.
We have so much momentum going right now in support of House Bill 6932, An Act Concerning Paid Family and Medical Leave which would allow employees to take up to 12 weeks of paid time off (at 100% of their pay up to a $1,000 a week maximum) to care for a new baby (both moms and…
I am a school teacher in Hartford teaching Pre-K. My official job title is CDA. I only get 6/8 weeks of maternity leave. You only get paid for the time you accrue. I did not have much accrued, being that I’ve only been there 2.5 years and was sick a lot in the beginning of…
For the past month, the Campaign for Paid Family Leave has been hard at work advocating in support of HB 6932 – An Act Concerning Paid Family and Medical Leave. Click to find out the latest about our efforts.
Jessica talks about how having 6 weeks of fully paid maternity leave gave her piece of mind while bonding with her new baby.
For the Connecticut Campaign for Paid Family Leave, the inclusion of siblings under FMLA’s definition of family is a focal point of its push for a bill next legislative session that would enact a statewide system of paid family leave.
The Connecticut Campaign for Paid Family Leave recently held a press conference to release its own recommendations to ensure that a possible system of paid family leave is fair and helps employees stay afloat financially when they need to take time off from work to care for themselves or a loved one.