TRENTON – Senator Sandra B. Cunningham, D-Hudson, and a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, released the following statement today regarding legislation sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Steve Sweeney and Senator Barbara Buono, to provide up to six weeks of paid family leave time for employees:
“My vote today in support of extending paid family leave benefits to employees of all businesses, regardless of size, was a vote of good conscience. In my district, there are a substantial number of small businesses, whose employees are primarily single women, who serve as the head of their households.
“This bill offers hope to these families, who otherwise might have to forsake family medical matters in order to maintain their employment. I applaud Senate Majority Leader Steve Sweeney and Senator Barbara Buono for their leadership on such an important matter.
“Together we can all work to see the dream of paid family leave time become a reality here in New Jersey.”
Senator Cunningham is a co-sponsor of the legislation. #