New Bedford, MA
Personal Care Attendant (PCA)
My name is Ariane Martin. I am a proud PCA and a member of 1199SEIU. A few months back I had major surgery that caused me to be out of work for 2-3 months without pay. Due to my loss of income, my family and I suffered a financial hardship that caused me to apply for financial assistance, which barely supported my family. If I had paid family medical leave I could have maintained my employment while receiving a decent pay on medical leave.