Democratic legislators Rep. Gloria Johnson & State Senator Sara Kyle had a bill last session to bring paid family leave to all Tennesseans, but were LAUGHED OUT OF COMMITTEE by Republican reps Rep. John Holsclaw Jr. & Rep. Clark Boyd.
Now Governor Lee has announced he’ll be extending it to all state employees, although he did NOT have paid leave for employees at his own company.
WATCH Gloria Johnson say all employees should enjoy paid leave, which is required by almost every other country in the world.
WATCH: “I’m really excited @GovBillLee took a part of that plan… but EVERY hardworking Tennessean should have access to paid family leave.” @VoteGloriaJ & @SaraforTN tried to extend paid family leave to ALL of TN, were laughed out of committee by @HolsclawRep & @ClarkBoydTN. pic.twitter.com/xvbCELz00j
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) January 9, 2020