Family Values @ Work

Reintroduction of NYC paid sick days ordinance

March 26, 2010

Yesterday’s reintroduction of the New York City paid sick days ordinance garnered quite a bit of media attention. Supporters of the bill held a press event on the steps of City Hall, where workers and city council members gave passionate speeches about the need for this new labor standard. The next public event on the issue will be a May 4th hearing. In the meantime, check out this news coverage:

Activists Push for Sick Day Reforms,” WNYC, March 25, 2010, Bob Hennelly

Debi Rose joins 11 like-minded Council colleagues in forming liberal bloc,” Staten Island Advance, March 26, 2010, Peter Spencer

Paid Sick Leave: A Healthy Business Climate for NYC,” Huffington Post, March 25, 2010, John Petro 

Evening News,” WBAI Radio, March 25 Audio starts at time 21:00

Sick Leave Back at the Council,” Gotham Gazette, March 25, 2010, Courtney Gross

A Right to Be Sick,” Gotham Gazette, March 25, 2010, Gail Robinson

Upper West Side Councilwoman Gale Brewer Reintroduces Paid Sick Leave Bill,” DNA info, March 25, 2010, Serena Solomon

Paid sick day bill reintroduced in Big Apple,” The Deal, March 25, 2010, Gerald Magpily

NYC sick-days bill set to be reintroduced,” Crain’s New York Business, March 24, 2010



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