This Saturday, August 5, marks the 24th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the landmark federal law that provides up to twelve weeks of job protected, unpaid leave to eligible workers. Since its enactment, FMLA has been used more than 200 million times by workers that need to take time off to care … Continue reading 24 Years Later, CT Workers Still Waiting
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 Needless to say, it is outstandingly outdated!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?