Sign the petition for Paid Parental Leave and Breast Pumps!

February 7, 2016 — Leave a comment

MORE believes that all city workers deserve fully paid parental leave.  Recently, a MORE member began a petition demanding that these benefits be negotiated immediately, gathering 2500 signatures in 2 weeks.

Please sign and share the petition here, and join us at the organizing meeting on Monday, February 8th at 3:00 pm (CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave. @ 34th – St. 6 to 33 or any train to Herald Sq., Room 5414 – BRING ID). 

Recently Mayor De Blasio granted 6 weeks paid maternity leave to 20,000 city employees.  We ask that paid parental leave be extended to all UFT members with no concessions or give backs. Paid parental leave for the people that help raise NYC’s children is long overdue!

In addition the Affordable Health Care Act requires insurance companies to cover the cost of breast pumps for all working mothers. The NYC DOE has shirked this legal responsibility and UFT members’ insurance does not cover a breast pump.

We demand PAID PARENTAL LEAVE and BREAST PUMPS, without givebacks or concessions!

ParentalLeavePetitionWhat can YOU do?

1. Sign and Share the Petition with your coworkers – http://tinyurl.com/parentalleaveUFT – or use the physical petition here.

2.  Join the Planning Meeting Monday March 8th – 3pm

3. Take Action and Speak-Out! – Thursday, March 10th 4:30pm – Steps of City Hall

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