Join the Fight for
Paid Family & Medical Leave
for all Wisconsin workers
Everyone has the right to take care of themselves and their family without the fear of losing their job.
Letters to the Editor
A few of our coalition members wrote letters to the editors of their local news publications to express their views on paid leave in Wisconsin.
Click on the images below to read the published letters.
These letters are just one example of how you can take action in the fight for Paid Leave for ALL Wisconsin families. Choose to make a difference by selecting one of the actions below.
Benefits of Paid Leave
Offering paid leave improves business productivity by boosting employee morale and making it easier for businesses to retain skilled workers. The median cost to employers of having to replace an employee is estimated to be about 21% of that employee’s annual salary.
Paid leave can help to close the gender pay gap by increasing women’s attachment to the labor force and raising their long-term earnings trajectories. Many factors affect the gap between men and women’s pay, including the time women spend out of the workforce for caregiving responsibilities.
Paid leave supports economic growth. Economic studies have shown that access to paid family leave significantly increases the likelihood that workers will return to their jobs instead of dropping out of the labor force or spending time out of work to search for a new job.
Paid leave means not having to choose between job and family. Increasing access to paid leave can help children get a strong start in life. Paid leave means older adults and working people of all ages can get the support they need to receive and provide critical care.
Paid leave is not just a benefit, it is a fundamental right. We must fight for it as we fight for all basic human rights.
Paid Leave for Wisconsin Campaign