The UFT might soon be settling on Paid Parental Leave for parents of newborns but we will not be getting a wide ranging Paid Family Leave like NYS is mandating in the private sector. This information comes from a source close to the negotiations. It seems there are some political considerations that are delaying an agreement from being reached.
The cost of Paid Parental Leave, according to this source, will NOT be loss of sick bank days or loss of the midwinter February break. It will be a low cost but we could not get any specifics.
Paid Family Leave to take care of sick family members, now mandatory in the private sector in NYS, won't be included for NYC Teachers, or any other city employees probably, because the city believes so many people would take advantage of the provision so they have no way of figuring out the cost. The state law would have to be changed to include public employees in the program NYS is mandating in the private sector. We'll see where this goes.