September 08, 2015
June 9, 2015 letter in support of the passage of paid family leave legislation (S.3004 and A3870) in New York State
The 440, 000 members of the NYS Alliance for Retired Americans are proud to sign on to this letter in support of the passage of paid family leave legislation (S.3004 and A3870) in New York State. Through the implementation of paid family leave, senior citizens can be secure in the knowledge that their family can assist in caring for an ill or dying parent without having to make the choice between that parent and financial ruin. Not only is it the right thing to do and makes economic sense but it would require no new fiscal demands on business or the government. A modest increase in the employee contribution to the already existing Temporary disability insurance program would fully fund the legislation. It seems to be a no brainer for New York to continue its heritage of being in the forefront of changes that enable workers to put family first by passing paid family leave NOW.
Barry A. Kaufmann
New York State Alliance for Retired Americans