Last week, the Philadelphia City Council approved a bill that would make the city just the third in the U.S to require that workers receive paid sick leave (San Francisco and Washington, DC are the others). However, in an interview with Newsworks, a spokesman for Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter hinted that Nutter was leaning towards vetoing the legislation. “The Nutter Administration applauds the notion of developing legislation somewhere and at some level to deal with the issue of sick leave. We do believe that it is best done at the state or federal level,” said spokesman Mark McDonald. The U.S. loses $180 billion in productivity annually due to sick employees attending work and infecting others.
Philadelphia Mayor Hints He Will Veto Paid Sick Leave Bill