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 Needless to say, it is outstandingly outdated!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?
After reading the title of this post, some might be thinking: I see how access to paid family and medical leave is important for working families, but is it really a human right? The answer: absolutely, yes! Human rights are rights inherent to all; they are “interrelated, interdependent, and indivisible .” Or, as defined by … Continue reading Paid Family Leave: An Unfulfilled Human Right
My husband is a Gulf War Veteran, on March 3, 2015 my husband started with symptoms of Gulf War Multi-Symptom Undiagnosed. I had to leave my job on March 3rd to provide him with transportation to the West Haven VA for treatment and testing (3-5 times a week). I also became my husband’s full-time caregiver. … Continue reading Stories from Connecticut Voters: Janette