Momentum Builds in NY for Paid Family Leave

February 3, 2016 | | Public News Service |
Demos, a public policy organization, just released a brief about the need for paid family leave in New York. According to the brief's co-author, Amy Traub, 87 percent of the state's non-farm workforce could benefit from this coverage.
 
"There are 6.4 million New York workers who don't receive paid family leave from their employers," she said, "and that's a tremendous proportion of the the state's workforce that just don't have this critical family support."
 
The bill would expand the state's current temporary disability insurance law to include paid family leave, and would cost workers about $1 a week.