Help us build our case for a system of paid family leave here in CT by sharing your personal story.
A large majority of registered voters in Connecticut, across the ideological spectrum, support paid family medical leave and a significant percentage would back a candidate for state elections who worked to implement such a plan, according to a recent survey by AARP Research.
The Labor Committee will hold a public hearing on paid family & medical leave on March 8th. Your voice is needed!
In Connecticut and across the nation, countless workers everyday are forced to choose between work, family and in some cases, their own physical health. While the federal FMLA has successfully provided job-protected time off to millions of workers since its enactment in 1993, studies show that just 13% of workers have access to paid leave through their employers and less than 40% have access to employer-provided personal medical leave, data that varies widely by industry, wage and skill level.
The second in a series about our paid family leave champions.