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  • Fairhaven woman and local advocates work for paid family leave

    Fairhaven woman and local advocates work for paid family leave

    Sunday, 14 June 2015

    NEW BEDFORD — One October evening, 17 years ago, Christine Lavault returned to her Collette Street home after working as a calibration technician. Inside, she screamed. Her husband, Gerard Lavault, had Stage 4 lung cancer and she couldn’t be there for him, Christine said. “When he got so bad, I had to work. They wouldn’t give me time off. I couldn’t be there when he was sick and dying,” Lavault said. “I wish I had family leave. I could have stayed and taken care of him.” Her husband died the next day on Oct. 24, 1998.

  • State treasurer's office latest to give employees paid parental leave

    State treasurer's office latest to give employees paid parental leave

    Thursday, 04 June 2015

    Another state office has announced a policy offering paid parental leave, with State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg announcing up to 12 weeks of paid leave for 175 eligible employees. The new policy, which is immediately in effect, will apply to men and women who have been employed for at least six months and have a baby, adopt a child or raise foster children. “By instituting paid parental leave in the Treasurer’s Office, we are creating a culture that treats families with the dignity and respect they deserve,” said Treasurer Goldberg. “These are critical steps to building a more committed and more productive workforce, and I hope government agencies and private employers across the state will consider doing the same.” http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/health-care/2015/06/state-treasurers-office-latest-to-give-employees.html

  • How A Thirteen Year Old Girl Inspired Me To Support Paid Family Medical Leave

    How A Thirteen Year Old Girl Inspired Me To Support Paid Family Medical Leave

    Tuesday, 10 February 2015

    I was ten years old when my thirteen year old cousin Ashley, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma cancer in her wrist. I didn’t understand what cancer was back then, but I knew that it wasn’t good. I watched her lose her hair, weight and in the space where a thirteen year old’s eyes light up, she carried dark bags symbolizing the amount of chemotherapy and surgeries she had in the past month alone. I was confused and scared for her- I assumed she was too, but she never showed it.

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