Media Roundup: Paid Family Leave Bill Introduction

Media Roundup: Paid Family Leave Bill Introduction

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 the introduction of this landmark legislation received:

 

Business School Faculty say: Paid Family Leave works!

Business School Faculty from all over the country wrote a letter to Congress expressing their support for Paid Family Leave. They know that Paid Family Leave is beneficial for both businesses and people - it's a win-win.

"We, the undersigned 203 business school faculty members from 88 institutions across the country, write this letter in support of making paid family and medical leave available to all working families.* Sound business practices, data from other countries, our own research with employers, employees and organizations, and our experiences teaching the business leaders of tomorrow compel our conclusion that the United States must adopt a national paid family and medical leave policy. "

Read more: http://src.bna.com/if

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!

This week, JUFJ members and allies have shown us why we need #PaidLeave4DC. In honor of Father's Day, take a moment to take action:

  • Click "Take Action" at the top of this page and tell the DC Council we need Paid Family Leave!
  • Go to wetweet.org/DC and tell your DC Councilmembers you care in less than one minute
  • Click "Share your story" and tell us why you need Paid Family Leave
  • Follow twitter.com/dcpaidleave to stay tuned!