Posted on March 14, 2013
VICTORY: Paid Sick Time Act brought to New York City Council
Paid sick days reduce health care costs, reduce the spread of contagion, protect people’s jobs and financial security and boost businesses’ productivity. The NYC Paid Sick Time Act would guarantee that all workers in New York City could earn up to five paid sick days per year and would also allow all workers to use these days when a child is ill. The bill had the support of 83 percent of New Yorkers and a veto-proof majority of votes in the City Council, but Speaker Christine Quinn had yet to sign on and allow the bill to be brought before the New York City Council for a vote.
Thanks to activism that included 1,300 CREDO signatures, the New York City Paid Sick Time Act was brought to a vote and ultimately passed.