AARP Pushes for “Paid Family and Medical Leave Act”

Published On: March 9th, 20230.6 min readCategories: Covid-19, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News

The number of family caregivers across Minnesota continues to rise. AARP State Director Cathy McLeer says that currently there are over a half-million caregivers in Minnesota:

“Providing that care and support for older parents maybe spouses partners or friends who really have some sort of a chronic or disabling illness or a serious health condition.”

McLeer says AARP is urging state lawmakers to pass the “Paid Family and Medical Leave Act”-which would provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave to care for a seriously ill family member or a worker’s own serious health condition.  This would allow working family caregivers throughout Minnesota to take time off from their paid jobs, without the fear of losing their paycheck.

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