Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
The City Council passed a landmark paid sick leave bill on Wednesday. The bill, which would require five paid sick days a year, would affect 300,000 New Yorkers and apply to businesses with 20 or more employees starting April 1, 2014.
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.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The influenza epidemic has been keeping many New Yorkers home sick. Council Member Gale Brewer (D-6) explains the state of proposed sick leave legislation. Then, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance joins to talk about what kind of gun policy he supports; WNYC’s Bob Hennelly on the Sandy recovery aid package in Congress; Kevin Drum of Mother Jones on his reporting on the link between lead and violent crime rates; and a new Center for an Urban Future report examines the role of libraries in the digital age.
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Sunday, January 13, 2013
By Marc Garber : Host, WNYC News
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.
Monday, August 06, 2012
By Justin Krebs : IAFC Blogger
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.
Thursday, June 09, 2011
For millions of working Americans, calling in sick isn’t an option. That’s because 40 million employees in the United States do not have paid sick leave. This will no longer be the case for food service or day care workers in Connecticut by May 2012, because of a newly passed law requiring businesses with 50 or more employees to give their workers one hour of sick leave for every 40 hours worked.