Paid Family Leave Coalition Sets May 6 Lobby Day

The Paid Family Leave Coalition is planning a May 6th lobby in Room 711 of the Legislative Office Building in Albany to continue the momentum for the legislation (A3870/S3004 Nolan/Addabbo) that occurred during budget negotiations.  The Assembly has passed the bill again this year while the Senate including funding for a different version in its budget resolution.

The Senate funding came at the request of Independent Democrat Caucus which pushed for it.  Now, there is a move to try to get a Senate Republican to sponsor the Assembly bill which passed that house.  Senator Jack Martins who chairs the Labor Committee held a hearing on the issue on March 17.  The Assembly bill uses New York’s Temporary Disability Insurance program to fund the program which would provide up to 2/3 of a worker’s salary for up to twelve weeks.

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I have been a senior advocate for most of my career. I was Executive Director of the New York StateWide Senior Action Council and the New York State Alliance for Retired Americans. In 2007-2010 I was the Director of the New York State Office for the Aging

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