Only 16% of private sector workers have access to paid family leave. So, what happens when a new child enters the family, when a serious illness strikes, or when a loved one needs care during their final days of life?

In this episode we look at a possible solution to the question: How do we find the balance between needing to work to survive, and needing to be present for ourselves and our loved one through all the seasons of life? 

Arnie Burzynski, Community Member
Bethany Winkles, Executive Director MN AFL-CIO

Show Notes:

Bureau of Labor & Statistics Access to Paid and Unpaid Family Leave

Text of HF1200 Paid Family & Medical Leave Bill

National Partnership for Women and Families Paid Family & Medical Leave Fact Sheet

Minnesotans for Paid Family & Medical Leave Info Sheet

This episode was developed and managed by Jane Conrad. Hosted and produced by Theresa Meis. Music provided by Epidemic Sound. Contact us with your questions and comments at