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  •  Do any cities require this? (0+ / 0-)

    I'd like to know if any progressive cities require paid sick days for employers in their city.

    Thanks to anyone who happens to know (and posts about it).

    Dan

    •  Yep. (4+ / 0-)
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      hoplite9, kimoconnor, djwinfo, supercereal

      San Francisco passed a paid sick days ballot initiative back in 2006. In 2008, Washington DC City Council approved a slightly weaker paid sick days bill and Milwaukee also passed a paid sick days ballot initiative, but the business association sued and I believe it's still in court.

      •  Thanks. Got any citations? (0+ / 0-)

        Interesting they were all initiatives.

        •  btw (1+ / 0-)
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          djwinfo

          California seems to always be teetering on the brink of financial collapse or political implosion. But this week, the state got news that something about their government actually works. A simple measure to support workers, paid family leave, has not only proved to be a boon to working families but also has had no significant negative impact on jobs. The only problem, according to a new study published by the Center for Economic and Policy Research and other organizations, is that paid leave isn't used by more people.

          http://inthesetimes.com/...

          "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

          by Greg Dworkin on Sun Jan 16, 2011 at 01:43:00 PM PST

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