By: Samantha Savvidou Millennials like me are witnessing the highest levels of income inequality since the Great Depression and feel the impact on working families- our own families.During the Great Recession, we saw our parents, aunts, and uncles struggle financially after being laid off.
Why do you support paid family leave? As an advocate of early childhood issues I know the importance of the earliest years in a child’s life. Establishing a strong bond between parents and their baby is critically important.
Why do you support paid family leave? Because everyone should be able to take care for a sick family member or take care of themselves in the event of an illness without the added stress of a financial hardship.
Why is paid family leave important to you personally? Because my staff takes care of the business – they have earned the right to care for themselves and their loved ones.
This spring witnessed an important string of victories for paid family leave across the country! As we continue to move forward here in Connecticut, exciting progress has also been made in San Francisco, New York State, and the town of Newburgh Heights, Ohio.
Last April, my wife and I had our first child. At the time I was working full-time for one of the larger insurance companies in the country, and was forced to use up all of my paid sick/vacation time in order to spend a couple weeks with my new daughter.
Paid family leave would make a huge difference to my family. In my family’s case, it is especially important because our daughter has arthrogryposis and is confined to a wheelchair. My husband occasionally needs to take off time from work if we have a dentist’s appointment, doctor’s appointment or even a hair appointment since he…
My husband is a Gulf War Veteran, on March 3, 2015 my husband started with symptoms of Gulf War Multi-Symptom Undiagnosed. I had to leave my job on March 3rd to provide him with transportation to the West Haven VA for treatment and testing (3-5 times a week). I also became my husband’s full-time caregiver.…