How do we keep our communities and workplaces healthy? Provide Paid Family & Medical Leave.
As Maine’s economy reopens and Mainers return to the workplace, small businesses and working families are adjusting to our new normal.
But we know that we aren’t out of the woods yet. As we continue to battle COVID-19, it is more important than ever that every hardworking Mainer has access to paid leave to help keep our families, communities, and workplaces healthy and safe.
A robust Paid Family and Medical Leave program in Maine would do just that. It would guarantee at least 12 weeks of paid leave for Mainers to get better if they get seriously sick, to care for an ill loved one, to welcome a new child, and to take care of our military family needs.
And Mainers agree. We called hundreds of local working families to ask them their thoughts on PFML. Listen to their testimonials on what a statewide PFML policy would mean for themselves and their loved ones.
It’s time to ensure our working families have Paid Family & Medical Leave, now and when this pandemic is behind us.