Yesterday, seven District of Columbia Councilmembers joined together to introduce the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015, which would provide family and medical leave for everyone who lives or works in the District.
The program, championed by DC's At-Large Councilmembers David Grosso and Elissa Silverman, would allow working Washingtonians to take up to 16 weeks of paid leave to care for a new child, an ailing family member, or a personal illness.
If the bill is successful, DC will be the first city in the nation to provide family and medical leave for all. It's a fact that local and national media couldn't ignore. Here is just some of the coverage following the introduction of this landmark legislation:
D.C.’s 16-week family leave plan would be most generous in U.S. (Washington Post)
Sweeping paid leave bill introduced in D.C. Council. Here's what it would do (Washington Business Journal)
Would you qualify for paid leave in D.C.? (Washington Post)
DC considering 16 weeks paid leave for parents, caregivers (Associated Press)
Washington DC Family Leave Plan Would Be Most Generous In Country After Raising Taxes (International Business Times)
What Makes D.C.’s Universal Leave Plan So Special? (The Atlantic)
Washington, D.C., proposes 16 weeks paid family leave (Fast Company)