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CWA Local 1180

CWA Local 1180

  • Paid Family Leave in NYC: Progressive Policy, Regressive Plan

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    The mayor (photo: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office)


    Paid parental leave is a hallmark of civilized societies that financially support family values. It is laudable that the City of New York wishes to be included in those ranks, starting by mandating paid parental leave for city managerial employees. But the de Blasio administration does so by having those employees pay for it themselves with a reduction in their next scheduled pay increase and the loss of two vacation days for some. That's hardly an act of a progressive

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