WASHINGTON, DC - After the introduction of the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act), Mary Kay Henry, President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) issued the following statement:
"The FAMILY Act is a vital piece of legislation that would help working families, already struggling to make ends meet, provide for their families if they become sick and cannot work. Too many workers in our economy don't have paid sick leave for themselves, let alone time to care for a loved one. This bill would provide working people with the peace of mind that their families will not suffer if they are unable to work due to illness or the need to take care of an ailing family member. Congress should pass the FAMILY Act so that working families have support in times of need.