In 2018, we successfully negotiated a provision for unpaid, job-protected Parental Leave for members with Personal Service Contracts. Those who have worked 26 weeks, or have a run of season or “all episodes” guarantee that is anticipated to produce at least 26 weeks of employment are entitled to take up to eight weeks unpaid leave to bond with a newborn child, newly adopted child, or newly placed foster child. This provision has now been extended to address other life events, such as caring for a family member with a serious health condition. No more than eight weeks of unpaid leave can be taken within a 12-month period; and it does not need to be taken all at once. The article in the agreement has been renamed “Family and Medical Leave” to reflect this addition.