We work in cities across the country to fight for fair workplace policies such as paid leave and sick time, predictable and flexible work schedules, and nondiscrimination, which often involves helping cities defend those policies against state efforts to roll them back.
While federal progress has stalled since the FMLA, states and cities have come up with innovative policies for filling in the gaps that persist. And we won’t stop fighting until all workers have a real right to the leave they need when they need it the most.
We’re proud to have worked closely with coalition partners to get this bill passed and will continue to push for progressive paid leave legislation around the country so that everyone can take the paid leave they need.
For answers to these and other questions about the law, check out the video here and see our brand new Worker’s Guide to New York Paid Family Leave, which includes step-by-step instructions on how to apply, a detailed FAQ, and sample language for how to address conflicts that may arise.
Last month, Gov. Rick Snyder dealt a blow to democracy by gutting the state’s paid sick time law. The shameful actions of the outgoing governor and lame duck legislators will not stop the MI Time to Care campaign. The campaign is already on the ground collecting signatures to put a real paid sick days measure back on the ballot in 2020.
This year, the benefit rate and the amount of time workers can take goes up. If your leave starts in 2019, you can take up to ten weeks of paid family leave and receive 55% of your average weekly pay, up to a cap of $746.41 per week.
Although families are incredibly diverse, our laws and policies often define family relationships narrowly. In 2018 A Better Balance worked with partners across the country to ensure that all family members, regardless of biological or legal ties, would be covered by these important workplace protections.
Since our founding, A Better Balance has fought day in and day out for pregnant workers. 2018 was no different.
This year has brought some major advances in state paid family and medical leave laws across the country. But we won’t stop fighting until all workers across the country have the paid family and medical leave they need.