I have a six year old son, Emanuel, and a four year old daughter, Ciara, who live with me, my cousin and my grandmother. I work at two Dunkin Donuts locations in East Hartford and Windsor just to be able to bring home a decent paycheck. It is very draining mentally and physically to work … Continue reading Stories from Connecticut Voters: Megan
I hate the fact that so many people are forced to go into work even though their hearts are grieving for their sick family members, alone at home without care. It’s not fair and it’s not right. Who can focus on work when their loved ones are sick and in need of aid?
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.