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The Brian Lehrer Show

Paid Sick Leave's First Year

Thursday, April 02, 2015

New York's Paid Sick Leave went into effect one year ago. Julie Menin talks about how it's working and her efforts to inform workers and employers about the new law.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sen. Menendez Indicted; Childless, Not By Choice; Chris Messina

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Sen. Menendez indicted on federal bribery charges; a year of paid sick leave; Nigeria's elections; childless, and not by choice; Dr. Paul Offit and the actor and director Chris Messina.

WNYC News

Paid Sick Leave Kicks Off, to Mixed Reactions

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What do the bosses have to say about New York City's new paid sick leave law?

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De Blasio Signs Paid Sick Leave Bill in Brooklyn

Thursday, March 20, 2014

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In a break with tradition, Mayor de Blasio signed his first bill into law miles away from City Hall.

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Next on De Blasio's Progressive To-Do List: Jobs

Monday, February 03, 2014

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New York's new mayor has already moved on paid sick leave and stop and frisk. He says the next priority is creating middle class jobs.

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In Sign of Progressive Tilt, City to Expand Paid Sick Leave

Friday, January 17, 2014

In his first major legislative announcement, Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed expanding paid sick leave to more workers in the city.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jersey City Gets Paid Sick Leave

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Jersey City legislature has passed a paid sick leave bill and Mayor Steven Fulop is prepared to sign it. Mayor Fulup discusses when it will kick in and who it will affect. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bill Thompson on City Politics

Monday, April 08, 2013

Bill Thompson, former NYC Comptroller, 2013 Democratic candidate for Mayor, discusses the latest news from City Hall, including the paid sick leave deal and his mayoral campaign.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bill de Blasio on Paid Sick Leave Deal

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

The New York City Council came to an agreement on a paid sick leave policy which is expected to pass with a veto-proof majority. Public Advocate and candidate for mayor Bill de Blasio reacts to the deal. 

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WNYC News

The Politics of Paid Sick Leave Deal

Friday, March 29, 2013

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There's a deal at City Hall on paid sick leave legislation, and it has the potential to up-end the dynamic in the Democratic primary race for mayor. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn was regularly the target of her opponents for blocking a vote on a bill for years, and Friday, she stood at City Hall to take credit for the compromise bill that is now likely to pass.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Paid Sick Leave: We Have a Deal

Friday, March 29, 2013

The City Council has struck a deal on controversial paid sick leave legislation. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who had long blocked the deal, reached a compromise Thursday night with supporters of a bill. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and business coalitions are opposed paid sick leave, but the plan is expected to pass with a veto-proof majority. Linda Baran, president and CEO of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce talks about why she's opposed to the deal and Dan Cantor, executive director of the Working Families Party on why he is praising the deal.

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WNYC News

Calling It a Balance, Quinn Says She's 'Proud' of Sick-Leave Bill

Friday, March 29, 2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn reached a compromise Thursday night with supporters of a bill that would require companies to provide paid sick leave for thousands of employees in the city.

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WNYC News

No End to Paid Sick Leave Debate

Friday, March 22, 2013

WNYC

A contentious hearing on paid sick leave ran for more than six hours Friday at City Hall. The legislation would require employers with more than five employees to offer paid days off for sick employees. Advocates for and against the policy have been arguing on the merits of the bill. But the hearing is also setting the stage for a heated political battle.

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Paid Sick Leave is an Afterthought for Many Tech Startups

Friday, March 22, 2013

The debate over paid sick time has focused on small businesses and low-wage workers. But if they get sick, many workers in the city’s fast-growing tech sector also have few options.

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WNYC News

Quinn's Tough Week to Continue with Paid Sick Leave Hearing

Thursday, March 21, 2013

It’s already been a tough week for Council Speaker Christine Quinn, whose support of an NYPD Inspector General drew the ire of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. And on Friday, she’ll be facing more heat - this time from the Democratic side. A paid sick leave bill that Quinn doesn’t support gets a public hearing for the first time this campaign season on Friday, and it comes the week after two other cities passed similar laws.

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Fake Website Mocks Christine Quinn’s Paid Sick Leave Stance

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Enter internet trickery into the 2013 mayoral campaign. A fake website is mocking Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s opposition to mandatory paid sick leave.

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A Renewed Push for Paid Sick Leave Amidst Severe Flu Season

Sunday, January 13, 2013

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While staying home MAY be the best course of action when it comes to the flu, it's not a viable option for all New Yorkers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Paid Sick Leave Pressure

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Progressives are mounting a campaign to force the City Council to pass paid sick leave legislation. Dan Cantor, executive director of the Working Families Party, discusses the bill and the issue.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: From Gun Control to Paid Sick Leave, Progressives Don't Wait for Washington

Monday, August 06, 2012

Conservatives knew that starting with local victories was a way to build the groundwork for larger legislative successes, which is why ALEC was such a success.

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It's A Free Country ®

CT Gov. Dan Malloy Talks Budget, Same Sex Marriage

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I stated quite clearly that I would not play any games or gimmicks. Other states aren't funding their pension plans, as if that's savings. Well, that's not really savings. The obligation continues to grow, it just gets handed off to the next governor. In point of fact, that's what happened to me.

— Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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