Philadelphia Mayor Vetoes Bill Requiring Workers To Receive Paid Sick Days

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter today vetoed legislation that would have made the City of Brotherly Love just the third American city to require paid sick leave for workers. Currently, just San Francisco and Washington, DC have paid sick day requirements (and the U.S. is essentially alone in the developing world in not having a federal paid sick leave requirement). The U.S. economy loses $180 billion in productivity annually due to sick employees attending work and infecting others.