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 Needless to say, it is outstandingly outdated!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?
Why do you support paid family and medical leave? Because being able to take care of one’s own health or other family member’s health or a new baby while not having to worry about financial security, and doing so through one’s own contribution, makes a lot of sense. It is not a matter of if … Continue reading Interviews with Our Champions: Daniela Giordano
Why is paid family and medical leave important to you personally? My role as family law attorney and mediator, serving clients in New Haven and Fairfield counties in Connecticut from my small firm (The Law Offices of Carmina K. Tessitore, Esq., LLC http://www.ckt-law.com) is tremendously important to me. My career success however is inextricably linked … Continue reading Interviews with Our Champions: Carmina Tessitore
Why do you support paid family leave? As an advocate of early childhood issues I know the importance of the earliest years in a child’s life. Establishing a strong bond between parents and their baby is critically important. I find it inconceivable that we recognize that puppies shouldn’t be taken from their mothers before 8 … Continue reading Interviews with Our Champions: Merrill Gay