PAID LEAVE for

Wisconsin

 

At some point, nearly everyone will need to take time away from work to deal with a serious personal or family illness, or to care for a new child. But only 17% of workers in the U.S. have access to paid leave through their employers. 

Currently Wisconsinites are caught between their work and family responsibilities.

Paid leave would mean not having to choose between job and family!

Paid Leave:

Strengthens Economic Security for Working People & Families

The Wisconsin Family Medical Leave Act would create an insurance program that would support workers and businesses in our state!

Sarah Godlewski

Wisconsin State Treasurer

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“People shouldn’t be forced to choose between their job and their family.“We need paid family leave to ensure Wisconsinites aren’t forced to make that choice when caring for a new child or a loved one facing a serious illness. Access to paid family leave isn’t just good for hardworking people, it’s also good for businesses, for recruiting employees, retention, and reducing turnover costs. States around the country are seeing the strengths of these policies, and it’s time for Wisconsin to step up.”  Sarah Godlewski, Wisconsin State Treasurer

Tia Murray

CEO of Harambee Village Doulas

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"Wisconsin faces a black infant and maternal mortality public health crisis.  Access to paid family medical leave has the prospect to be part of the solution to this crisis. Ecologically sound policies, such as paid family medical leave, have the potential to directly improve maternal and child health outcomes, as well as promote economic security for all workers in WI." - Tia Murray, CEO of Harambee Village Doulas

Scott Resnick

COO of Hardin Design & Development

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“The perk of having access to a game room only goes so far. We are competing for talent from around the country and luring folks from the coasts to Wisconsin. Paid family leave would provide Wisconsin businesses a cost-savings employee retention tool; workers could afford to take time off when they expand their family, deal with personal illness or injury or care for a loved one. This is about economic security for our workforce while building a 21st century economy”.  Scott Resnick, COO of Hardin Design & Development, EiR at StartingBlock

Did You Know?

Only 17% of the U.S. workers have access to paid family leave through their employers. 

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In Wisconsin, even unpaid leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act is inaccessible for 63% of working people. 

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Did You Know?

13% of families with a new infant become poor within a month without paid leave

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Lost wages from lack of access to paid time off cost the American economy $20.6 billion per year.

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