While most government representatives agree that there should be some type of family leave act for American workers, there is little consensus in how the bill could look. However, the momentum on FMLA does not appear to have hit Wisconsin quite yet, reports the Wisconsin Examiner.
The National Partnership, which supports paid leave, has analyzed the situation in each state and notes that in Wisconsin, caregiving needs are significant and only growing.
According to its research, unpaid leave under FMLA is inaccessible or unaffordable for 63% of working people in Wisconsin and 578,000 Wisconsinites serve as family caregivers.
But according to some senators, the momentum happening in Washington won’t necessarily be felt in Wisconsin or in any state for awhile.
“This late in the session, I don’t think this will bubble up to the top of the agenda, unfortunately,” a representative from Cross Plains said.
Read more about the stall on FMLA in Wisconsin here.