September 30, 2012 | CBS New York
The New York City Public Advocate has called for the immediate passage of a measure that would provide all employees with sick leave.
“Over a million New Yorkers have no paid sick leave coverage. They work and if they get sick, they may lose their job if they cannot go to work. They certainly could lose a number of days pay at a time when most New Yorkers literally cannot afford to lose a couple of days pay,” Public Advocate Bill de Blasio told WCBS 880.
de Blasio sharply criticized City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for unfairly preventing the Paid Sick Leave bill from going up for a vote.