BOSTON (CBS) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is expected to sign an ordinance giving some city employees paid time off after the birth or adoption of a child.

The city council unanimously approved the measure that calls for six weeks of paid leave for male and female city workers, including full pay for the first two weeks. It applies in new births, adoptions and the case of still births.

City Councilor and new mother Michelle Wu, who sponsored the ordinance, said she hopes coverage will grow in the future.

“It certainly sets the tone for what’s acceptable at work,” she told WBZ NewsRadio 1030, even though the new rules wouldn’t apply to city councilors or union workers.

Wu had a little boy about five months ago.

“The bigger my belly got, the more great parenting advice I was receiving and the more stories I heard,” she said.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Diane Stern reports: 


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