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MomsRising Blog Carnival: FMLA a Hard-Fought Victory, Paid Sick Leave Should Be Next


As part of MomsRising's Blog Carnival on the anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Carol Joyner, national policy director for the Labor Project for Working Families, wrote that FMLA is only the first step in strengthening and protecting working families. She argues that paid sick leave is an important goal that we should pursue:

Many unions also negotiated expansions to the law, reducing the wait time, increasing the period to recover from a serious illness, welcoming a newborn, or being there for a parent in their last days. Other local unions bargained for paid ...