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Take a Stand for Paid Leave this Election!

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!

Connecticut Businesses Support Paid Family Leave: Arciuolo’s Shoes and Footstar Orthotics, Milford

I am the owner of Arciuolo’s Shoes and Footstar Orthotics in Milford, Connecticut. We’re a small, family-owned business founded by my great grandfather in 1921. We specialize in comfortable, everyday footwear for men, women and kids. We have 6 employees, all of whom have worked here for over 6 years. We have little, if any … Continue reading Connecticut Businesses Support Paid Family Leave: Arciuolo’s Shoes and Footstar Orthotics, Milford

How Not Having Paid Maternity Leave Hurt a Middletown Resident’s Economic Stability

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 … Continue reading How Not Having Paid Maternity Leave Hurt a Middletown Resident’s Economic Stability