Delaware House Democrats

Delaware's Paid-Leave Proposal

Delaware's Paid-Leave Proposal

Delaware workers either struggle to balance work, family and health care needs because they don’t have access to unpaid leave. Saving vacation and sick time to make sure a paycheck isn’t missed is also a common reality for some families.  The Healthy Delaware Families Act, a paid-leave policy would allow workers in the state to have 12 weeks off for qualifying life events including emergencies that arise.  Sponsored by Sen. Sarah McBride and Rep. Debra Heffernan, SB 1 would change the state’s business landscape. Learn more about the bill as well as hear from a local teacher who shared a personal story about her support.  That’s the big topic on this episode of Whip Count. 

Duration: 26 min

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