"We're disappointed but undeterred by the Council's inaction yesterday,” said Joanna Blotner after the DC City Council failed to act on paid family leave legislation Tuesday. “Chairman Mendelson has committed multiple times to passing paid leave this session so the delay simply provides us additional time to ensure we enact the most comprehensive legislation possible. DC is still on track to be the first city to create paid family and medical leave insurance." Blotner is the Paid Family Leave Campaign Manager for the coalition supporting family leave. The proposed family-leave law would give paid time off to both new parents and adults caring for dying parents and significant others. It would also create a new citywide benefit of paid personal leave for workers’ own medical problems.
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photo: K Travis Ballie delivers 157 handwritten letters from Jews United for Justice members and allies in support of #PaidLeave4DC #FightFor15 & #justhours to DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson; photo courtesy JUFJ's Facebook page