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Leading by Example, NYC to Drastically Expand Paid Parental Leave Policy


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Leading by Example, NYC to Drastically Expand Paid Parental Leave Policy

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Adding to the growing list of private companies and U.S. municipalities who don't make parents choose between paying the bills or bonding with their newborn babies, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that starting in January, an estimated 20,000 city workers will be eligible for six weeks paid paternal leave.

The policy will apply to new mothers and fathers, along with workers who adopt a child or accept one into foster care.


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6 weeks is appalingly short. In Canada, it's a year.


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With what I do professionally, I see these moms day in and day out. I could say sooo much on this topic. But I'll leave it at this: Its disgusting how far behind the US is in providing/protecting parental post-partum leave. 6 weeks isn't enough. Jonathan Swift wrote "A Modest Proposal" some 300 years ago at a time when the elites believed that paying people low wages made them want to work harder. Obviously, there are those who still believe workers should be treated this way- 300 years later. Thickheaded fools.