Federal funds would help businesses who already offer paid leave — and be an incentive for those who don't.
The ballot measure passed at a time when women are leaving the workforce due to a lack of child care.
Although it leaves out the majority of workers, the policy change is seen by many as a step in the right direction.
With divided government, getting family-leave or sick-day bills out of Congress and to the president is highly unlikely before the 2020 election.
Starting in January 2018, New Yorkers will be able to take paid leave when they give birth, adopt a new baby, or need to take care of a sick family member.
Marketplace Weekend listeners weigh in on what paid family leave means to them.
States are moving ahead on paid family leave.