Event Title

BREAK OUT SESSION - New England State Paid Leave Policies: How to Organize Successful Campaigns and Coalitions

Start Date

11-7-2014 2:50 PM

End Date

11-7-2014 3:50 PM

Description

One significant barrier to women’s economic security is the lack of paid time off available to employees. Women remain the main caregivers for their families and are often the family member required to take time off from work to care for a loved one, whether it’s a new baby, sick child or elderly parent. No employee should have to worry about losing pay while caring for themselves or a family member.

With a strong commitment from the White House and the work of several New England states, the issues of paid sick days and paid family & medical leave have been elevated to a new level. This breakout session will focus on the strategies and challenges facing several active paid leave campaigns and coalitions.

Moderator: Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women

Panelists:

Catherine Bailey, Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund

Lindsay DesLauriers, Main Street Alliance of Vermont

Deb Fastino, Co-chair of Raise Up Massachusetts

Lindsey Farrell, Connecticut Working Families

Gayle Goldin, State Senator, Rhode Island

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Organized by Connecticut’s Permanent Commission on Status of Women and Vermont Commission on Women.

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Nov 7th, 2:50 PM Nov 7th, 3:50 PM

BREAK OUT SESSION - New England State Paid Leave Policies: How to Organize Successful Campaigns and Coalitions

One significant barrier to women’s economic security is the lack of paid time off available to employees. Women remain the main caregivers for their families and are often the family member required to take time off from work to care for a loved one, whether it’s a new baby, sick child or elderly parent. No employee should have to worry about losing pay while caring for themselves or a family member.

With a strong commitment from the White House and the work of several New England states, the issues of paid sick days and paid family & medical leave have been elevated to a new level. This breakout session will focus on the strategies and challenges facing several active paid leave campaigns and coalitions.

Moderator: Cary Brown, Executive Director, Vermont Commission on Women

Panelists:

Catherine Bailey, Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund

Lindsay DesLauriers, Main Street Alliance of Vermont

Deb Fastino, Co-chair of Raise Up Massachusetts

Lindsey Farrell, Connecticut Working Families

Gayle Goldin, State Senator, Rhode Island