National Partnership for Women & Families

Testimony of Portia Wu, Pennsylvania House Labor Relations Committee, H.B. 2278

Testimony of Portia Wu, Vice President, National Partnership for Women & Families
Washington, D.C. — August 18, 2010 —
On behalf of the National Partnership for Women & Families, I am pleased to express our strong support for House Bill 2278, The Pennsylvania Family and Medical Leave Act. This legislation will protect workers’ economic security while allowing them to provide essential care for their family members. It deserves full support from all legislators.

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes fairness in the workplace, access to quality health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.

Laws like the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Pennsylvania’s HB 2278 are particularly important in times like this. Even in the best of times, no one can afford to lose a job because of an illness or the illness of a family member — and in today’s economic crisis, workers and families need job protection more than ever. In good times and in bad, workers have family responsibilities and family members fall ill and need care. This legislation would help Pennsylvania workers care for their family members, without being forced to risk their jobs and livelihood when they do. HB 2278 will help Pennsylvania families, employers, and communities to meet the needs of a changing workforce and society.

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Lisa Lederer (202) 421-5825 LisaLederer@NationalPartnership.org

The National Partnership for Women & Families drafted and led the fight for the Family and Medical Leave Act. The organization is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, access to quality health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at www.NationalPartnership.org.

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