Sick Leave Movement
October 7th, 2010
Supporters of the proposal, which would require businesses to provide sick days, take the sit-down as a good sign, saying the speaker has expressed willingness to create an open dialogue and negotiate.
One critic of the bill seemed less optimistic — saying only to check back in tomorrow.
Just last week, the opposing sides released dueling studies on the bill’s impact. The study from the Partnership for New York City put the proposal’s price tag at $789 million annually, while a study from the Drum Major Institute said it would have no deleterious effect on city business.
After the sit-downs were scheduled, a rally scheduled for this morning by supporters of the bill was abruptly canceled.By Courtney Gross on October 7, 2010, 2:14 pm
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