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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).


    •  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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          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.

          "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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