No worker should be forced to choose between the family they love or their own health and the job they need. Paid family and medical leave will ensure that workers who need to take time off to welcome a new baby, care for an ill loved one or recover from a personal illness are not … Continue reading Our Proposal
With the new year begins a new legislative session and new opportunities to make your voice heard in support of paid family and medical leave here in Connecticut!. Connecticut is now entirely surrounded by states (MA, NY, RI, and NJ) with paid family and medical leave programs. Connecticut workers and their families can’t wait any … Continue reading Stand Up for Paid Leave: Visibility Event
Let me tell you a story of two families. At the center of both of these families are two women who recently gave birth to beautiful baby girls. Each care for two equally adorable little boys at home. In the first family, both parents work; the father full-time and the mother part-time. In that story, … Continue reading A Tale of Two Families
Have you heard? Connecticut is officially surrounded by states (RI, NJ, NY and MA) that have passed comprehensive paid family and medical leave legislation. To attract young workers to our state - and support families, caregivers, and businesses - CT must be next! Every year since 2015, the General Assembly has inched closer to passage … Continue reading Take a Stand for Paid Leave this Election!
Caregiving is not just for women. It’s a statement I posted on Instagram last year, alongside a photo of my husband Paul and myself. I had just had all four of my wisdom teeth extracted (“You’ve been sitting on these puppies for a while” were the exact words my oral surgeon said in my first … Continue reading “Caregiving is not just for women.”