Friday, June 15, 2007

Schenectady County Legislature Votes To Support Paid Family Leave

The Schenectady County Legislature voted for a resolution that endorses the Working Families Time to Care Act. The resolution passed with the support of all the Democrats in the County Legislature and the opposition of all the Republicans. The Albany Common Council passed a similar resolution last week. Both resolutions urge the local legislative delegation to do all they can to make sure this bill becomes law.

Schenectady County Legislator Gary Hughes explained his support:
"Fast cars, personal jets, expensive yachts - these are luxuries. But time off to care for a newborn shouldn't be a luxury that only some families can afford. This is about the principle of the thing - we should support working people who want to meet their responsibilities both on the job and to their families."
The United States is one of only four countries in the world that has no national paid family leave policy. State paid family leave legislation would help New Yorkers balance family and work.

Now it's your turn. Show your support for paid family leave!

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