Too often, the conversation about paid family and medical leave revolves solely around the need for paid parental leave. Connecticut workers need a paid family & medical leave policy that will not only support new birth, adoptive, and foster parents, but will also benefit and protect employees with serious illnesses and caregivers juggling work and … Continue reading Yes- Caregivers Need Paid Leave Too!
When I was a sophomore in high school, my dad had a fall in the middle of the night. He was conscious, said he was fine, he would just take the day to rest. By the late afternoon when my mom checked on him, his pupils were dilated and he couldn’t squeeze her hands. We … Continue reading Economic Peril Without Paid Leave
The United States is the only industrialized nation without paid family leave. In 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was signed by President Clinton. In 1993, I was also four years old. Needless to say, it is outstandingly outdated! Since then, the workforce, economy, and what is meant by the term “family” have … Continue reading Our Societal Values: Do Actions Align with Priorities?