paid sick leave
Newark and Jersey City already have such a law on the books. Cherry Hill Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt is pushing the statewide proposal.
Nutter twice, in 2011 and 2013, sided with the business community by vetoing measures that would have required local companies to offer workers paid sick leave.
A paid sick leave bill died on the floor of Philadelphia City Council, after Mayor Nutter vetoed the measure.
Cherry Hill Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt introduced the plan back in May. It would mandate as many as seven days sick leave per year, depending on hours worked and the size of the business.
“I’m very disappointed,” said city councilman Bill Greenlee, who tried but failed to get the 12 votes needed to override Mayor Nutter’s veto.
Council’s attempt to override the veto will not come until next week, if at all.
The prime sponsor of mandatory sick leave, Councilman Bill Greenlee, is one vote short of the twelve votes he would need to override the expected veto from Mayor Nutter: “I’m still working on making sure we have the twelve votes.”
This came after several lengthy speeches both for and against the measure on the floor of City Council.
After a day-long hearing, a Philadelphia City Council committee hasapproved a bill that forces local businesses to offer workers paid sick leave.
The idea was first debated in 2011, but died after a veto by Mayor Nutter. Now supporters of earned, paid sick leave are trying again.
As City Council opens its 2013 session this morning, the lawmakers will find an old controversy is back.
Mayor Nutter didn’t sign it, but he didn’t veto it and now a bill that forces a small number of businesses in the city to offer their workers paid sick leave is the law in Philadelphia.
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