April 2, 2013
By Stephanie West
New York, NY – Responding to newly announced paid sick leave legislation, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio vowed to continue his push for strong and uncompromising paid sick leave protections that leave no New Yorker behind.
According to de Blasio, the amended bill, which requires New York City businesses with 20 or more employees to provide five paid sick days beginning next year, would leave out more than 300,000 New Yorkers from legally guaranteed paid sick leave.
“The Paid Sick Days Coalition should be commended for making progress after three years of delay by Speaker Quinn,” said Public Advocate de Blasio. “But at a time when working families need it the most, we can’t cut out 300,000 New Yorkers. We can’t leave a single New Yorker behind – especially when it comes to our health and economic security.”