WTOV9: U.S. Senator Brown making push for family leave as part of health insurance

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WTOV9: U.S. Senator Brown making push for family leave as part of health insurance

A lack of paid family leave in the workplace not only harms employees, but hurts our economy.

Unfortunately, that’s the reality right now in workplaces across the country, as Americans are forced to choose between collecting a paycheck and caring for family members.

That’s unacceptable, and it’s why Sherrod is taking action. Read more about his work, and then show your support for policies that help workers get ahead—not leave them further behind.

WTOV9: U.S. Senator Brown making push for family leave as part of health insurance

David Singer – July 19, 2018

Key points:

  • U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is pushing for a change in American healthcare that would afford family leave as part of health insurance: providing sick leave independent of an employer.

  • “So, so many Americans—unlike any other rich country in the world—have no family leave policy,” Brown said. “If you have a baby and your employer doesn’t offer family leave, and many employers don’t, you either lose your job or you talk your employer back into rehiring you.”

  • Brown is trying to build a bipartisan coalition around mandated sick leave. If it’s something you want a vote on, call Brown or Senator Rob Portman.

Read more here.