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All Eyes Are On New York City

May 14, 2010

The paid sick days movement’s attention is focused once again on New York City — and there is no question that if a minimum paid sick days standard becomes the law in the Big Apple, it will be a game-changer for the movement as a whole. If enacted, the law would guarantee access to paid sick days to all of the City’s workers, including the 1.3-1.5 million workers who have no paid time off at all.

On Tuesday, May 11, the New York City Council Committee on Civil Service and Labor held a well-attended, thoughtful hearing on the City’s Paid Sick Time Act. The press resulting from the hearing has been very positive, including this story on the Wall Street Journal’s blog.

Track the bill’s progress and read the Committee’s report and the witness testimony here. And follow the campaign’s progress on Facebook and Twitter.

Stay tuned for updates and opportunities for helping to make access to paid sick days a reality for millions of New Yorkers.

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