To: Christine Quinn, Council Speaker

Pass the NYC Paid Sick Time Act

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Stop blocking the Paid Sick Time Act. New Yorkers need time off when they or their children are sick.

Why is this important?

The Paid Sick Time Act, which would guarantee that workers in New York City can earn up to 5 paid sick days and would allow all workers to use their days when a child is ill, has the support of 83% of New Yorkers and a veto-proof majority of votes on the City Council.

But New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has blocked the bill. Tell Christine Quinn to protect the health of workers and children and bring the bill to a vote!

Across the world, 145 nations guarantee workers paid sick time. Yet, 44 million Americans—and more than one million in New York City alone—lack a single paid sick day. Paid Sick Days would reduce health care costs, reduce the spread of contagion, protect people’s jobs and financial security, and boost businesses’ productivity. After San Francisco enacted a paid sick time law in 2007, job growth was stronger there than in surrounding counties that lacked the law, proving that paid sick time does not prevent hiring and is not a burdensome cost.

We’ve waited long enough. The time has come for Paid Sick Days in New York!

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