Gov. Wolf Calls for Paid Sick and Family Leave for Workers August 31, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy, Press Release As Pennsylvanians continue to fight the health risks of COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf is calling for the General Assembly to pass legislation for paid sick and family leave for workers who need to miss work for an illness or to take care of a loved one.“Pennsylvanians are working hard, especially during this pandemic, and they should not have to choose between losing a day’s pay or going to work sick,” said Gov. Wolf. “It’s time for the General Assembly to stand up for Pennsylvania’s workers and protect the health of all Pennsylvanians.”Paid sick leave can be used to recover from an illness, such as COVID-19, for medical appointments, to care for a family member, or to seek help from abuse or violence.“Pennsylvania workers have waited long enough, and the pandemic has made the need for paid sick leave more urgent,” said Gov. Wolf. “All employees should have healthy and safe workplaces. There are many paid sick and family leave bills in the legislature, and I’m committed to working with the General Assembly to finally get workers the earned leave they deserve.”Enacting a paid sick leave law would help an estimated 400,000 Pennsylvanians, particularly low-wage workers who are forced to work when ill, risking their health and the employees and customers around them. Providing paid sick leave would improve public health and help to prevent more people from getting sick.The governor was joined for a press conference at andculture, a Harrisburg design firm that supports paid sick leave, by Senators Vincent Hughes, Maria Collett and Pam Iovino and Reps. Mike Schlossberg and Steve Malagari.“Working people deserve employer-paid sick leave so they can attend to the health and wellness of themselves or their families when necessary,” said Sen. Vincent Hughes. “Whether we are in a pandemic or conducting business as normal, the lack of paid sick leave is an overwhelming stressor on our low-income workers, our health care system, and public health in general. Employer-paid sick leave is already working in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The General Assembly must prioritize protecting hundreds of thousands of low-income Pennsylvanians who stand to benefit from adopting paid sick leave across the commonwealth.”“Even before COVID hit, Pennsylvania’s families were in trouble,” said Sen. Maria Collett. “As a prime sponsor of SB 580, the Family Care Act, I was painfully aware that more than 80 percent of hardworking Pennsylvanians had no form of paid leave to care for themselves or a sick loved one without fear of losing their jobs. Over the past few months, we’ve been putting Band-aids on bullet holes to help families and small businesses try to survive. But bigger, systemic changes are required, and I am glad to see Governor Wolf stepping up and supporting programs like paid leave that are both widely supported and long overdue.”Rep. Mike Schlossberg added, “We’ve heard a lot of talk about essential workers in the last six months. Opponents of sick leave will argue that every worker is essential. That’s a perfectly valid argument to make if it’s one backed up with policy. You can’t tell a worker they are essential and then tell them their health is irrelevant.”“No employee should ever have to choose between taking care of a sick family member and keeping their job; and no employer should have to choose between the health of their business and loyalty to their workers,” said Sen. Pam Iovino. “That was true before the pandemic hit, but now, as working families and businesses in my district and across Pennsylvania persevere through this challenge, paid family leave has become an absolute necessity for the health of our families and our economy. I am committed to working with my colleagues on getting a bipartisan bill to Governor Wolf’s desk.”“Paid parental and sick leave provides stability and peace of mind to both businesses and working families, especially at times of uncertainty,” said Rep. Steve Malagari. “Paid leave reduces staff turnover and makes financial sense for businesses. If you truly want to support family values, and if you want to support our economy, then you need to support paid leave for our hardworking families.”Eight states and Washington D.C. have approved legislation to create paid family and medical leave insurance programs. The loss of productivity in the United States economy from illness in the workplace is $160 billion annually, mostly due to employees coming to work while sick, according to the Main Street Alliance. An estimated $1 billion is spent on health care costs due to lack of paid sick days, the Alliance concluded.Today, the governor also announced that the commonwealth’s new paid parental leave policy will take effect Oct. 15. Commonwealth employees will be eligible for up to six weeks of paid parental leave to care for a child after a birth, adoption, or foster care placement. The new policy is separate from any accrued sick or paid time off that the employee may have earned.Expanding opportunities for new parents to spend time with children following a birth, adoption or foster placement helps to build connections and strengthen families, which is critical to health and development.Paternal leave also helps to bridge the gap to child care programs that often require newborns to be at least six weeks old to enroll. If parents have paid family leave, they can spend time with their baby without having to worry about a paycheck. Paid parental leave is also a valuable benefit to attract new employees and encourage experienced employees to return to work and resume their careers following the welcoming of a new child to their family.Ver esta página en español.
Share Related Articles PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure August 27, 2020 Share David CarrionUpdating the market, Toronto-listed Amaya Inc has confirmed the promotion of David Carrion to the leadership position of Director of Marketing for its PokerStars division.Carrion has been involved with PokerStars marketing and operations since 2010, joining the online poker room under the management of Rational Group. Carrion has worked on a number of international expansion projects for the PokerStars brand, helping the operator become market leader in LATAM and Southern Europe.Prior to being appointed PokerStars Director of Marketing, Carrion served as Group Director of Performance Marketing, spearheading Amaya player acquisition strategies and initiatives.Amaya governance detailed that Carrion would take-up the executive position on 1 July. As Director of Marketing, Carrion will be responsible with the performance and reporting of all PokerStars international multi-market teams.PokerStars released the following statement on the promotion of Carrion “PokerStars has appointed David Carrion as Director of Marketing to lead the global strategy of the PokerStars brand, including advertising, digital, social media, content marketing and live events. Carrion joined PokerStars in January 2010 as Director of Live Poker Operations for Latin America. A background in poker and table games within the bricks and mortar industry served him well in growing and developing the Latin American Poker Tour, sponsoring the Brazilian Series of Poker and directing the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure through to 2015.Carrion will assume the role permanently on July 1 and will also be interim Director of Live Events until a new executive is appointed. Vadim Soloveychik, Director of Brand Marketing and Edgar Stuchly, Director of Live Events, will leave the company at the end of June. PokerStars would like to thank both Soloveychik and Stuchly for their dedicated service and wishes them well in their future endeavors.” UK drives Stars Group growth despite international ‘disruptions’ February 27, 2020
Bud MuhlenbruchNolan Clarence Muhlenbruch, known to his family and friends as â€œBudâ€, passed away on November 28, 2012 in Austin, Texas, with his loving family at his side.Â Bud was bornÂ October 5th, 1921 in Argonia, Kansas, to John E. Muhlenbruch and Lillian (Bramer) Muhlenbruch.Lillian Muhlenbruch passed away when Bud was a very young child and his father remarried Hazel Baugh who, with great affection, gave him the name that would stay with him forever; â€œBuddyâ€.Â Except for his military service during World War II, Buddy resided in Sumner County for 90 years and even after his move to Texas, always considered Argonia his home.Bud became actively involved in farming while attending high school.Â After graduation in 1940 he farmed while attending Wichita State University.Â He met the love of his life, Bryana Reese on a blind date.Â He often fondly recalled their first date at the Cotillion in Wichita where they danced to Glen Miller.Â Bud maintained a love for Big Band music for the rest of his life.Bud left college in the spring of 1942 knowing that he would be joining the military and he wanted to make sure his farming responsibilities were handled. He and Bryana married on July 19, 1942 in Joplin Missouri and began boot camp in August.Â Bryana travelled with him for much of his service and shared his adventures.Bud developed a love of flying while in high school and was an accomplished pilot by the time he joined the United States Army Air Corp.Â His initial training was as an airplane mechanic but was accepted into the U.S. Army Air Corp Cadet Flight Training program where he earned his Pilots Wings and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. Bud became a Flight Instructor and gained experience with multi-engine aircraft. He received his Flight Engineers Wings and prepared for deployment as a B29 squadron pilot.Â World War II ended before he was deployed and he was discharged from active duty in October 1945.Bud returned to Argonia to join his father in the Muhlenbruch Agency, a thriving real estate and insurance business.Â The Muhlenbruch Agency continued to serve the community until Budâ€™s retirement in 2008.Â Community service was a hallmark of Budâ€™s life and in addition to his business interests, he served on the Argonia City Council for 20 years and served 2 terms as the Mayor of Argonia.Â His commitment to service and building community is evident in his years of involvement with the Mason and Shriner organization.Â As a 32nd degree Mason he proudly wore his Masons ring throughout his life.Bud counted his family as his greatest accomplishments.Â Bud and Bryana were married for 53 years.Â Together they raised 3 lively sons and later enjoyed the great gift of grandchildren.It is his commitment to his family, his friends and his community that Bud will be best remembered for.Â He was well known throughout the county and state, and was well liked by all who got to know him.Â He always had a funny story or joke to tell. He enjoyed people and had an astonishing talent for creating close and lasting friendships over the years.Buddy was preceded in death by his parents John E. Muhlenbruch and Lillian Muhlenbruch and his stepmother Hazel (Baugh) Muhlenbruch; brothers, Donald Muhlenbruch and Clifford Muhlenbruch; sisters, Juanita Ison and Helen Reiz; his wife Bryana L. Muhlenbruch and his grandson Robert Muhlenbruch.Â Survivors include his three sons John Michael Muhlenbruch and wife Joyce of Dodge City, Ks., James B. Muhlenbruch and wife Katherine of Austin, Tx., and J. Nolan Muhlenbruch and Beth of Duncan, Ok.; sister Anna Francis Stucker and husband Harry of Fort Worth, Tx.; two grandsons Bryan Muhlenbruch, Daren Muhlenbruch; one granddaughter Michaelane Gish; and four great grandchildren, Grant Nolan Muhlenbruch, Brynn Muhlenbruch, Cody Gish and Kyler Gish.Funeral services for Bud will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 3, 2012 at Argonia United Methodist Church, Argonia, Ks.A visitation with the family will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington, Ks.A memorial has been established in his memory with the VFW Post 6656, Argonia, Ks. Contributions can be left with the funeral home.To share a memory or to leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info