Reshma Saujani wrote in a letter to The Observer that Council Speaker Christine Quinn should bring to a vote a measure that would require most small businesses to grant employees paid leave when they are sick.
“Small business owners, economists, and the majority of City Council members agree: paid sick days means a healthier city and a healthier economy,” Ms. Saujani said in the letter. “Speaker Quinn should bring the bill up for a vote.”
The letter was a response to an editorial in last week’s New York Observer which called on Ms. Quinn to reject the measure, even as prominent supporters like Gloria Steinem penned a letter to the speaker urging her to support it. Read More