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WIFi for WI – Paid Family Leave Insurance

On September 24th, the Keep Families First coalition, led by 9to5, announced the introduction of a Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act (WIfi), sponsored by Sen Janis Ringhand and Rep Sondy Pope. This Act would allow families to take paid leave, to maintain economic stability during a family health crisis or following the birth or adoption of a baby.

Tomika Gray-Vukovic, a 9to5 leader from Milwaukee, spoke at the bill introduction to explain how existing Family and Medical Leave laws, which provide only unpaid leave, force workers to choose between their health and the paycheck they need for basic expenses:

When my daughter was born, I was home for one week; then she passed away. Since I was technically not on maternity leave, my employer kept asking, “When are you coming back to work?” After she died, I had no money to pay for the funeral, so I had to go back the third week. I was diagnosed with post-partum depression.

If I had just had some income, I would have been able to take care of myself. I didn’t have time to grieve, or deal with the stress of going back to work. I didn’t know about family leave at the time. Now I know I need to be part of my community and fight for affordable leave for all of us.

Other speakers at the introduction event included Rabbi Bonnie Margolis of the Alliance for a Just Wisconsin, Irene Strohbeen, of the Mid-Day Women’s Alliance, a business women’s club in Appleton and Mike Murray of the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health.

 

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