Op-ed: Hardworking New Yorkers deserve paid family leave


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

BY ASSEMBLYWOMAN CATHERINE NOLAN

At the most critical moments of our lives, far too many of us New Yorkers face an impossible decision: “Do I choose my family or do I choose my job?” There are times when our families as well as our jobs need us. We have a newborn, a child is seriously ill or an aging parent is hospitalized and we need to take time from work. Yet only a small percentage of all private sector workers have paid family leave.

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