National Partnership for Women & Families


New York State of Mind

June 11, 2010

Advocates in New York City had reason to celebrate today: New York City Councilman and Labor Committee Chairman James Sanders signed on as the 36th cosponsor of the Paid Sick Time Act.

Chairman Sanders’ support came on the same day as public health experts and elected officials came together at New York University Law School for a briefing about why paid sick days and paid family leave are important public health measures. The briefing was hosted by A Better Balance, the New York State Paid Family Leave Coalition, and the Public Health Association of New York City.

The public health event was also sponsored by: American Cancer Society, Center for Children’s Initiatives, Children’s Defense Fund, Community Healthcare Network, Community Service Society, Ethical Culture Society, GMHC, Institute for Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly, Legal Momentum, Make the Road NY, National Organization for Women-NYC, National Organization for Women-NYS, NYC Central Labor Council, National Physicians Alliance, NYS AFL-CIO, NYS Nurses Association, NYU Law Women, NY Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Public Health Solutions, Raising Women’s Voices, Restaurant Opportunities Center NY (ROC), Women’s City Club of NY, and the Working Families Party.