City Council can’t overcome Nutter veto of paid sick leave bill

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Rikard Larma/Metro. Councilman Bill Greenlee.

For the second time in three years, City Council did not post the requisite 12 votes to overturn Mayor Michael Nutters veto of the proposed paid sick leave bill.

Under the proposal:

- Workers would have been entitled to one hour of sick leave for every 40 hours worked.

- Companies that employ between six and twenty employees would have been required to offer upward of four sick days per year.

- Large companies would have been required to offered upward of seven sick days per year.

City Councilman Bill Greenlee said in January when he introduced the bill that “No working person in Philadelphia should be forced to choose between their family’s economic security and their family’s health.”



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