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New Jersey State AFL-CIO Responds to Conditional Veto of Paid Family Leave Expansion

TRENTON – Following the Governor’s conditional veto of S-3085, to expand New Jersey’s Paid Family Leave law, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO issued the following statement:

“The Governor’s conditional veto of Paid Family Leave comes as no surprise, and will further solidify his legacy of apathy and disregard for working families,” stated New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech. “Policies like Paid Family Leave provide a clear blueprint for how to move our state forward and respect the hardships and lives of all workers in our state.”

In addition to increasing the number of paid weeks from 6 to 12, S-3085 would have increased the weekly benefit and provides job protection for workers employed by businesses with over 20 employees, thus alleviating various obstacles for workers seeking to utilize the program.

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