christine quinn

The news broke last night: a deal to bring paid sick days to a vote in the New York City Council has been reached. As I noted in my recent testimony on the bill, paid sick time is far from a pie-in-the-sky idea. It is the law in 145 countries around the world as well as the state of...
03/29/2013
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This morning the New York City Council will hold a hearing on legislation to guarantee paid sick days  to all working New Yorkers. The measure has been pending for several years with repeated compromises  to address the concerns of employers. While the legislation is backed by 83 percent...
03/22/2013
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“American workers should have paid sick leave,” announced the New York Times in a staff editorial on Sunday, “and New York City could set a standard for the rest of the nation.” With that, the nation’s newspaper of record waded into the long fight for what most...
08/07/2012
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“American workers should have paid sick leave,” announced the New York Times in a staff editorial on Sunday, “and New York City could set a standard for the rest of the nation.” With that, the nation’s newspaper of record waded into the long fight for what most...
08/07/2012
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This week, New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos dashed any hope workers advocates had for a minimum wage increase this year.  He released a letter that essentially called a minimum wage increase non-negotiable issue for his members. Senator Skelos is against a proposal that...
04/12/2012
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