City Council Members To Blanket City Schools Tomorrow For Paid Sick Bill

banner City Council Members To Blanket City Schools Tomorrow For Paid Sick BillEighteen members of the City Council will be stopping by public schools when parents drop their children off tomorrow in an effort to get the council to pass a paid sick leave bill this session. 

The Paid Sick Time Act would require small businesses to allow employees to accrue sick time. The Working Families Party and other labor and progressive groups have been pushing for the bill for nearly a year now, and a veto-proof majority of council members have signed on in support of the legislation. However, council speaker Christine Quinn has not signaled when she will bring the legislation to the floor for a vote. Mayor Bloomberg has said he supports the legislation in principle, but wanted to see specifics before agreeing to anything.

Advocates say that allowing workers–most of whom work in restaurants and other low-wage service jobs–say that there is a public health imperative to making companies give employees days off when they are sick. Opponents of the measure have lobbied hard to make changes to the legislation, and now small business that employ fewer than 20 people are only required to grant five sick days for their employees.

Want to meet your council member? The meet-and-greet kicks off around the city starting at 7:30. Full who’s and where’s below:

 

 

                          

PS 333, Upper West Side

154 West 93rd Street

Council member Gale Brewer, sponsor of the Paid Sick Time Act 

 

 

PS 234, Chinatown

292 Greenwich Street

Council member Margaret Chin, co-sponsor of the Paid Sick Time Act

 

 

PS 63, East Village

121 East 3rd Street

Council member Rosie Mendez, co-sponsor of the Paid Sick Time Act

 

 

PS 198, Upper East Side

95th Street and 3rd Avenue

Council member Daniel Garodnick, co-sponsor of the Paid Sick Time Act

 

 

PS 158, Yorkville

1458 York Ave

Council member Jessica Lappin, co-sponsor of the Paid Sick Time Act

 

PS 192/PS 325

500 West 138 Street

Council member Robert Jackson, co-sponsor of the Paid Sick Time Act

 

 

BRONX

 

PS 105, Bronxdale

725 Brady Avenue

Council member James Vacca, co-sponsor of the Paid Sick Time Act

 

PS 33, Fordham Heights

2424 Jerome Avenue

Council member Fernando Cabrera, co-sponsor of the Paid Sick Time Act

 

 

QUEENS

 

PS 19, Corona

98-02 Roosevelt Avenue

Council member Julissa Ferreras, co-sponsor of the Paid Sick Time Act

PS 150, Sunnyside

40-01 43 Avenue

Council member Jimmy Van Bramer, co-sponsor of the Paid Sick Time Act

 

PS 212, Jackson Heights

3425 82nd Street

Council member Daniel Dromm, co-sponsor of the Paid Sick Time Act

 

 

PS 132 Ralph Bunche, Springfield Gardens

132-15 218th Street

Council member James Sanders, co-sponsor of the Paid Sick Time Act

 

BROOKLYN

 

PS 11, Clinton Hill

419 Waverly Ave

Council member Letitia James, co-sponsor of the Paid Sick Time Act

 

 

PS 130, Windsor Terrace

70 Ocean Parkway

Council member Brad Lander, co-sponsor of the Paid Sick Time Act

 

 

PS 249, Prospect Park South

18 Marlborough Street

Council member Mathieu Eugene, co-sponsor of the Paid Sick Time Act

 

 

PS 208, East Flatbush

4801 Avenue D

Council member Jumaane Williams, co-sponsor of the Paid Sick Time Act

 

PS 321

180 7th Ave Brooklyn

Council member Stephen Levin, co-sponsor of the Paid Sick Time Act

 

 

STATEN ISLAND

 

PS 14, Clifton

100 Tompkins Ave

Council member Debi Rose, co-sponsor of the Paid Sick Time Act