MomsRising Applauds Mayor de Blasio for Helping New York City #LeadonLeave
January 7, 2016
STATEMENT OF Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director and CEO, MomsRising, on Mayor de Blasio Signing into Law Paid Parental Leave For New York City Employees
“With Mayor de Blasio’s signature, New York City is taking the lead on supporting working parents who need time off to care for a newborn baby or to take care of an ill family member or their own illness. Starting this year, New York City employees will be able to take parental leave without a reduction in their paychecks.
“We applaud Mayor de Blasio for leading by example and recognizing that paid leave policies are win-win-win. They make for healthier and more stable working families, and are also good for employers, our communities, and our economy.
“This is the kind of forward-thinking workplace policy that we need to have for all workers. No one should ever have to make the impossible choice between staying home with a newborn or a sick child and a paycheck. We hope this program provides momentum for New York to be the next state to pass a state-wide paid leave program that ensures every working person has access to paid family leave.”