Family Values @ Work

Victory in NYC!

Victory in NYC!

October 17, 2017

“All families need time to care for each other and themselves,” said Wendy Chun-Hoon, co-director of Family Values @ Work. “We applaud New York City for making two important amendments today to their paid sick days law. The first is expanding the law to include “safe days” recognizing the need for job-protected paid time to deal with crises of domestic violence or sexual assault. And the other recognizes that not all families look the same and therefore family definition needs to include chosen and extended family members. I have been honored to be part of a network of coalitions that are on the front lines of the paid sick days fight in New York and across the country. As a member of the LGBTQ community, I know firsthand how important it is to fight for inclusive laws—so that everyone can be there for loved ones when they need us.”