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(City councilman Bill Greenlee, in file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Paid Sick Leave Bill is DOA For 2nd Time in Three Years

“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.

04/11/2013

City Council in its caucus room in City Hall (Credit: Steve Tawa)

City Council Tries Again To Pass Mandatory Earned Sick Leave Bill

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.

03/05/2013

(Philadelphia City Council members attend a roundtable discussion about paid sick leave legislation.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Lawmaker Says He’ll Try Again For Broad Paid Sick Leave Law

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.

11/19/2012

(Philadelphia City Council.  Source:  City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Approve Mandatory Sick Leave For Certain Workers

This bill, approved by a 15-2 vote, applies only to companies that win large contracts with the city. Mayor Nutter vetoed an earlier version.

10/13/2011

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Local Self-Sufficiency Charity Seeks Donations Of Basics For Needy Families

A Montgomery County-based organization that helps families become self-sufficient is asking for the public’s help in supplying the families with the things they need.

07/13/2011

Supporters of mandated paid sick leave were disappointed in the mayor's veto. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Mayor Nutter Vetoes Paid Sick Leave Bill

Mayor Nutter says the economy factored into his decision to veto a bill that would have mandated many businesses in the city give paid sick leave to workers.

06/29/2011

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City Council Considers Forcing Employers To Offer Earned Sick Days

Advocates for the bill say it would cut health care costs. Opponents call it burdensome.

03/01/2011

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