The Paid Sick Days Act would secure paid sick days for more than 1 million workers in NYC, but City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is not on board. Instead, she's looking to curry favor from the business elite for her mayoral run next year. And now, a new weakened bill has been introduced in the City Council that would still require five paid sick days but exclude seasonal workers, limit liability and allow employees to swap shifts rather than take a paid sick day.
This Thursday, October 4th, ColorOfChange and partners will deliver 50,000 petition signatures calling on Speaker Quinn to schedule a vote on the Paid Sick Time Act. The petition delivery and press conference will kick off on the steps of City Hall, at 12:00 noon. Please RSVP to let us know you'll attend.
WHAT: Petition Delivery at City Hall for Paid Sick Time
WHEN: Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 12:00pm
WHERE: Steps of City Hall
A strong bill could offer real protections that would help prevent over 1 million low-wage workers from sliding further into poverty, but we'll need to show up in force to demand that Speaker Quinn allow a vote without weakening of the bill.
P.S. If you can't join us, please forward our petition calling on Speaker Quinn to allow a vote on the Paid Sick Time Earned by Employees Act to five friends: