NYC mayor: We'll be first US city to mandate paid vacation

NYC mayor: We'll be first US city to mandate paid vacation

He also re-upped a 2016 proposal to create a public retirement system for the 2 million New Yorkers who do not have employer-sponsored savings programs.

The details were not announced, but the plan is modeled on the Department of Housing Preservation and Development's Third Party Transfer program, which forecloses on properties that have fallen into serious disrepair or are behind on taxes. "They miss weddings... They miss all the things that make life whole", says de Blasio. However, about 600,000 New Yorkers remain without insurance because they do not or cannot enroll, according to City Hall.

Local public radio pointed out that the funding commitment still only works out to about $150 per person per year.

On education, the mayor said the city will continue to build out his 3K initiative offering the full day program in Washington Heights, the South Bronx, East New York, Staten Island, Bushwick and Soundview.

"There will be questions we'll need to work out, but all full-time employees deserve a basic minimum of paid time off", said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. Patients will be matched with a primary care physician and guaranteed an appointment within a week or two.

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"Health care is a right, not a privilege reserved for those who can afford it". Current NYC Health + Hospitals CEO Mitchell Katz previously oversaw the creation and implementation of Healthy San Francisco during his 13 years as director and health officer of the San Francisco Department of Health. Councilman Williams introduced a similar measure in 2014, but all prior attempts to pass paid personal time legislation have been unsuccessful. "No other city or state provides these comprehensive services to all residents", she added. "Every New Yorker, no matter their race or gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status should have accessible and reliable health care", state Sen.

Then on Wednesday, the Post reported, Mayor de Blasio unveiled legislation to mandate two weeks of paid time off for full-time workers in the city, a move that would guarantee paid time off for an additional 500,000 people according to estimates from the mayor's office using US census bureau data.

The proposal is expected to impact at least 500,000 people, according to the mayor's office, but would exempt businesses with fewer than five employees.

The Department of Consumer Affairs will be renamed the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection to help freelancers and contract workers get paid quicker while enforcing paid-sick-leave laws and worker vacation requirements.

Mayor de Blasio - who has some hefty legal bills to pay - reiterated his support for allowing pols like him to raise money to pay for their legal defense, as the City Council begins considering legislation on the subject.