Tag "Paid Leave"

Amy’s Story

“I did not receive any paid leave when I adopted each of my two children . . . for us to go three months without my salary was just impossible and. . . two months without my salary was a hardship.”

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Alena’s Story

“[Paid Leave] means a tremendous amount to my family . . . I can [pay] undivided attention . . . to my baby for her first months of life.”

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Tammie’s Story

“Without [FMLA], I don’t know where our family would be right now. I had the opportunity to take care of my child when she needed it most while also knowing that my job was secure.”

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Toniquia’s Story

“If I actually had access to paid maternity leave, it would have made a huge difference . . . I came back from maternity leave with over $1,000 of [debt for day care].”

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Kiva’s Story

“We want them [back at work] 100% so that they’re not out . . . with a relapse. We want them to be [completely healthy and] the only way they can do that is to take that time and look after themselves.”

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David’s Story

“I was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome [but given the wrong medication] . . . if my mom wouldn’t have taken off of work and stopped giving me those medications, who knows what would have happened to me.“

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John’s Story

“My union negotiated an eight week family leave which allowed me to stay home with my wife and son for the first eight weeks [after he was born]. I feel as though we bonded in a way that would not have been possible had I only been able to take a few days or week off. The fact that I got to spend the first two months of his life with him 24/7 solidified our relationship.”

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Gavin’s Story

“. . . we have decided to move up to Montreal, Canada next year to start a family [because] we will get Paid Family Leave . . . having Paid Family Leave means that we’ll be able to spend that first essential time with [our] children . . . and really be able bond with them properly as infants [during those] first precious one to six months . . .”

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Khadijah’s Story

“After [my son] was born I was able to stay home [and] breast feed him…I was able to take off work and still get paid part of my salary. With [Paid Family Leave] insurance I was able to…give him the foundation… that he needed.”

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Dr. Herb Greenberg’s Story

“Family Leave Insurance…has been a huge positive for Caliper. When you think about the cost of individuals leaving, the cost of seeking new employees, the cost of maybe hiring the wrong person training them, etc., and you compare that to the pennies that Family Leave costs you – there is just no comparison in terms of the pure balance sheet.”

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