Seattle City Council Passes Paid Sick Leave

From the Slog:

This afternoon, after months of debate and despite continuing hesitancy from some council members, the Seattle City Council voted eight to one in favor of passing an amended ordinance that will empower Seattle employees to begin earning paid sick time off, starting September 1, 2012. Council president Richard Conlin voted against the legislation.

“Today Seattle has shown itself as a leader,” said council member Nick Licata, who sponsored the legislation. “We recognize that a productive workforce is a healthy one and that a great city is one that cares for the welfare of all who work within its jurisdiction.”

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