“When my wife Liz and I founded Hawthorne Auto Clinic 34 years ago, we made the commitment to invest in education and training and common sense workplace policies. It’s not only the right thing to do, but it’s made good business sense. Auto repair is a highly specialized field, and offering good benefits to recruit and retain experienced technicians is critical to business success. We try to offer our employees paid leave so they can take care of a new child or sick family member, or recover from their own illness without sacrificing their paycheck. But it’s hard for us, or any consumer-facing small business to provide the comprehensive paid family and medical leave our employees need. This is why we need strong federal policies that allow working people to care for themselves and their families – and this is why Congress must pass the FAMILY Act.”

Jim Houser, Co-Owner


FAMILY Act Endorser