I’m a proud PCA and leader with 1199SEIU. About 3 years ago I had major surgery that caused me to miss work and eventually lose my job due to the time taken to heal and recovery after the surgery. As a result of having major surgery, I lost everything. I lost my home, I lost my car, and I could barely feed my family at that time.
Today, I am now in need of another surgery. Due to my past experience I am afraid to take time off of work, because I will not have any income to supplement and take care of my responsibilities while out on medical leave.
If Massachusetts passes the paid family and medical leave law, I will be able to take care of my health and get the surgery I need.