paid sick leave
Advocates of a bill to mandate paid sick time may have found a way to bypass the opposition of Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the Democratic frontrunner in this year's mayoral election.(1)
The coalition pressuring City Council Speaker Christine Quinn on paid sick leave continues to emphasize what could be at stake for her this year among Latino voters.(1)
At 11:28 a.m. an email from "Christine C. Quinn" was sent from an email address linked to a QuinnforNewYork.ORG.
Color of Change today launched a petition drive urging Council Speaker Christine Quinn to allow a vote on paid sick leave.
At a mayoral forum last night on the issue of poverty, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio attacked Council Speaker and mayoral front-runner Christine Quinn on both the living wage bill she did pass and the paid sick leave bill she did not.
Gloria Steinem has said before that her endorsement of Council Speaker Christine Quinn for mayor was conditional on Quinn allowing a vote on "paid sick leave" legislation, which has more than enough support to pass the 51-member City Council, but is opposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and some business leaders.
A coalition of advocacy groups that focus on unemployed and low-wage workers announced today they want the next mayor to create an office of "Labor Standards" in the next City Hall administration, and for the city to have a higher minimum wage than the rest of the state.(1)
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is delivering her State of the City Speech this afternoon, and appearing on NY1's "The Road to City Hall."(1)
"To me, identity politics is not really where it's at."
That was actress Cynhia Nixon, best known for playing Miranda on Sex and the City, when I asked her today why she's supporting Bill de Blasio for mayor instead of City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who, like Nixon, is an openly gay woman.
I asked Purcell about the criticism that Quinn is too close to Mayo Michael Bloomberg, and represents a continuation of the current administration. (A Times story today referred to Bloomberg as "her most important ally.")
"For those who simply just want to disagree, I don't know what we're going to accomplish," said Purcell. "We've previously gone through this," he said, referring to former Council Speaker Gifford Miller, who frequently led the Council in clashes with Bloomberg. "The question," said Purcell, "is how do we get things done."
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio dismissed news that City Council Speaker Christine Quinn will hold a hearing on the much-discussed Paid Sick Leave bill, saying it is a "stalling" tactic and a "meeting to nowhere."
For the record, Chamber of Commerce leaders are unmoved by 'well-meaning' changes to a sick-leave bill
The amendments are "well-meaning" but "this does not change our position on the paid sick day proposal," says the letter, dated October 11.
The opposition is not caving in on the Paid Sick Leave bill, a chamber of commerce spokesperson said. [Chris Bragg]
Stringer pushes the bill, with his newborn child. [Twitter]
Liu touted his report about city high schools not providing enough guidance services to students. [Celeste Katz]
Actor Tony Danza announced he's not running for mayor, in a Tweet that was largely unnoticed until today. [Morgan Pehme]