Broadband:

build broadband to all 14

GOAL ACHIEVED APRIL 5, 2019:

The Vermont House passed a comprehensive Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program

Family and medical leave is an economic development and recruiting tool for Vermont businesses. A family and medical leave insurance program will provide stability for our economy in a tight job market. Today, too many Vermonters have to choose between taking care of a newborn, a family member in need, or missing hours on the job, often causing turnover that harms our businesses. Vermont House Democrats will take action to pass a family and medical leave insurance program so our businesses and families thrive. On April 5, 2019, the House passed its Family Leave bill (H.107) on a vote of 92-52.

OUR CHALLENGE:

Estimated Vermonters Do Not Have TDI

“Experience and research has proven time and again that these programs help business improve work retention, which saves employers money through the reduced cost of turnover. Employees and families are less stressed and more productive. Smaller businesses are better able to compete with larger businesses. This bill will help ensure that we have a Vermont that works for all of us.”

– Representative Robin Scheu (D-Middlebury).

GOAL: SUPPORT WORKERS AND EMPLOYERS