Mandatory Sick Leave
Chris gets ready for the Phillies home opener against the Kansas City Royals. He also reviews DA Seth Williams proposal to impose a two year minimum sentence for illegally possessing a gun in Philadelphia and Mayor Michael Nutters decision to veto city council’s mandatory paid sick leave bill. He also talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday and CBS 3’s Beasley Reece.
City councilman-at-large Bill Greenlee in 2011 was able to get the full Council’s approval for citywide mandatory earned sick leave, but he failed to get enough votes to override Mayor Nutter’s veto.
After he sparred with a representative from the Chamber of Commerce, a City Council committee has approved Councilman Wilson Goode’s scaled-back version that would require paid sick leave only at large firms that have large city government contracts.
Even as Philadelphia City Council on Thursday overrode one veto by Mayor Michael Nutter, another veto by the mayor will stand.