Let me tell you a story of two families. At the center of both of these families are two women who recently gave birth to beautiful baby girls. Each care for two equally adorable little boys at home. In the first family, both parents work; the father full-time and the mother part-time. In that story, … Continue reading A Tale of Two Families
As a young woman with chronic illness who grew up caring for an elderly grandmother, I already understand the importance of paid family and medical leave. During my childhood I spent 2-3 weekends a month, every holiday and the majority of summers with my family caring for my elderly grandmother. I am grateful that I … Continue reading Our State’s Future Depends on Paid Leave
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!