FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION: Contact City Council Members today and ask them to lead the way in making sure all of their employees have access to paid family leave.
Paid Family Leave allows parents to take time off work to care for new children in their home -- either by birth or adoption -- without having to sacrifice their paycheck. According to the NC Justice Center, the period of paid leave typically ranges from 4 to 12 weeks. Only 12 percent of U.S. workers have access to this benefit, and Durham make a positive stride forward in becoming a model progressive city in the South by leading on this issue. In a progressive Durham, parents should not need to choose between what is best for the health of mothers and children and a paycheck. Paid Family Leave is an important policy for those who believe a progressive community is defined, in part, by the degree to which it welcomes children into it.
Learn more about why this is right policy for Durham by reading the NC Justice Center's fact sheet here.
An applaud-a-bull note of thanks goes out to the PA Economic Inequality Team that has worked to bring greater visibility to this issue.