I love my job and I take pride in my work. But we all know that family and health sometimes have to come first. When that moment comes for other families, I want to make sure they can take the time to celebrate new life, care for their loved one, or say goodbye — without having to worry about paying the bills.
The Wisconsin Family Leave Insurance Act was introduced in the state legislature on September 24th. The Keep Families First Coalition, led by 9to5, will continue to build support statewide for this bill, to ensure that working families do not have to choose between the family they love and the income they need.
Data released in September by the Census Bureau show poverty remains stubbornly and unacceptably high, and too many Americans are struggling to pay their rent and feed their families. Wisconsin 9 to 5 recently released a report focused on poverty in Wisconsin, in partnership with the Coalition on Human Needs.