Former Mayor Ed Koch Backs Sick Pay Bill
Updated: 08/07/2012 06:24 PM
By: NY1 News
Entering a fight over a controversial piece of legislation, NY1 Wise Guy former Mayor Ed Koch says he supports a bill that would require many local employers to give sick pay to their workers.
Speaking to NY1 Political Anchor Errol Louis on “Inside City Hall”, Koch says: “While it is a burden to employers, I would start, I would exclude employers with 50 or less employees and I would work in for others, particularly the unorganized, where you don’t have collective bargaining agreements, which is most of the workers, I would work in, in the beginning, a four-day sick leave.”
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has, so far, refused to allow the council to vote on the legislation.
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