Reasons for signing

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Gisele Ruiz
3 years ago
Parents need time with their newborn baby while having full pay. When a baby arrives, the expenses in a household increase, and it is not fair that mothers have to give up their CAR days to stay at home and not get paid. It is the right thing to do.

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Dayana Ventura
3 years ago
I am a mother who believes in equality for all whether you birth a child or not!

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Omayra Rivera
3 years ago
I'm a mother of 3 and have lost pay and CAR days.

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Stephanie Garcia
3 years ago
One day I plan to have children and I am a DOE staff

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Penelope Sovaras
3 years ago
The NYC DOE parental leave is outdated and barbaric.

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MELISSA BRADY
3 years ago
Asking for paid leave for firefighters too

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Veronika Polyakova
3 years ago
I am not a parent, but one day I will. And when I do, I want to bring my child into a world where I can provide them a healthy life by being able to breast feed and have time off without being penalized for creating a healthy family in this society.

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Sarah Wendel
3 years ago
This needs to change.

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Patricia Bolger
3 years ago
It's important especially to a union made up mostly of women.

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Nichole Johnson
3 years ago
I look for forward to starting a family soon and am nervous on the time I'll have with my newborn and my financial ability to do so under the current regulations. I agree that the order should be extended to unionized workers. It is my job to educate and take care of the social emotional needs of others' children; why should I not be afforded the same opportunity to do the same for my own.