The first in a series about our paid family leave champions
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!
In case you missed it, the Campaign for Paid Family Leave enjoyed significant success this past legislative session. Before reaching a halt in the House and Senate, the bill (HB 6932: An Act Concerning Paid Family and Medical Leave) passed both the Labor and Appropriations Committees with bipartisan support. Over the past five months of … Continue reading A Paid Family Leave Legislative Victory!
We know many of you are wondering what the status of this years paid family & medical leave bill is. Although the bill did not ultimately pass during Connecticut's legislative session that ended in early June, we're really proud of how far we've come.
Nationwide, nearly 87% of workers do not have access to paid family leave. Seeking to improve this statistic, White House officials and Secretary of Labor Tom Perez recently embarked on a national “Lead on Leave” road tour where they meet with workers, businesses and local officials to discuss the benefits of paid leave.