April 2, 2013
By Christine C. Quinn
New York, NY – March 29, 2013 marks a great victory for both workers and small business owners here in New York City. I’m proud that we’ve reached agreement on a bill that will provide sick leave for nearly a million New Yorkers while at the same time offering key protections for small businesses.
This bill will guarantee that all New Yorkers can take time to care for themselves and their families when they are ill, without fear of losing employment. And just as importantly, it will do so in the right way, at the right time, with the right protections for residents and small business owners.
I want to extend deep appreciation to my council colleagues, Council Member Gale Brewer, The Paid Sick Days Coalition and especially Hector Figueroa of SEIU 32BJ for coming together on this important bill.
From passing living wage legislation to saving 4,100 teacher jobs and now guaranteeing paid sick leave, I will never stop bringing New Yorkers together to deliver for our city's middle class and those striving to get there.