New York mayor proposes requiring paid leave, a first for US

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Some announcements came earlier this week, like guaranteed health care for all New Yorkers and mandated paid personal time off for all workers.

"I believe there is a need in a democratic society in for this kind of mechanism, a legal defense fund is a very well established idea, it's existed for decades because everyone has a right to a defense in America", Hizzoner said Tuesday.

The legislation would have to be passed by the City Council. And the city's strict campaign finance laws do not allow for spending campaign cash on legal woes.

The announcement came the day after de Blasio announced a plan to spend $100 million a year on expanding health coverage for low-income New Yorkers and seemed meant to polish his credentials as a progressive leader.

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New York City has once again shown its intent to be a national leader in implementing robust worker protections.

"There has to be a way to pay for it, and if you are a public servant, there's just no way to handle it".

"When a landlord tries to push out a tenant by making their home unlivable, a team of inspectors and law enforcement will be on the ground to stop it in time", said de Blasio in his address.

This content is published through a licensing agreement with Acquire Media using its NewsEdge technology. The programs will include customer-friendly call lines to help New Yorkers-regardless of their insurance-make appointments with general practitioners, cardiologists, pediatricians, gynecologists and a full spectrum of health care services.

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Almost half of the New York City workforce, or about 2 million workers, do not have employee-sponsored retirement plans, the mayor said at this State of the City.

The legislation would require employers with five or more employees to offer 10 paid days off that could be used for any objective. "We as a country must get there, and New York City will lead the way".

"There's plenty of money in this city", the mayor said during his hour-long speech. In Fall 2020, District 12 (Central Bronx) and District 29 (Cambria Heights, Hollis, Laurelton, Queens Village, Springfield Gardens, St. Albans) will get 3-K for All.

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