NYC Is Now the Largest City to Offer Paid Sick Days

New York City is officially the largest city in the county to require that businesses give employers paid sick leave, despite the best efforts of billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who claims the measure will "harm the very people it seeks to help." Too bad for him and other powerful critics (ahem mayoral wannabe … » 6/27/13 1:00pm 6/27/13 1:00pm

'Working Families Flexibility Act' Is a Crap Deal for Working Families

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1406) yesterday, which would amend the country's 75-year-old Fair Labor Standards Act by allowing employers and workers to "choose" to take compensatory time off rather than get time-and-a half overtime pay. Republicans say it's… » 5/09/13 5:45pm 5/09/13 5:45pm

One Million NYC Workers Will Finally Get Paid Sick Leave

New York City is on track to order thousands of companies to give paid time off for sick employees, despite the best efforts of business leaders and City Council speaker/mayoral hopeful Christine C. Quinn. The agreement isn't perfect, but it'll allow around one million workers to earn paid time off to recover from… » 3/29/13 2:20pm 3/29/13 2:20pm

Female Politicians Pressure Christine Quinn to Vote on Paid Sick Days Bill

More than 15 women representing New Yorkers in City Hall, Albany and Washington DC held a press conference today in hopes of pressuring Speaker Christine Quinn to allow a vote on a bill that would give workers five paid sick days a year to take care of themselves or their loved ones. (Tiny businesses with fewer than… » 2/25/13 5:20pm 2/25/13 5:20pm

Supporting Christine Quinn Is Not as Important as Supporting NYC's Working Women

Christine C. Quinn, the current Speaker of the New York City Council, might be the first female (and LGBT) mayor of NYC. Could she be more of a feminist role model? Uh, yeah, she really could: Quinn's blocked sick-leave legislation from even getting a vote for more than 1,000 days. » 2/21/13 1:05pm 2/21/13 1:05pm