Monday, September 24, 2012

Andy King Supports Paid Sick Leave...

25 City Council Hopefuls Sign Off On Support For Paid Sick Leave Legislation

BY Celeste Katz

A batch of City Council hopefuls have signed letters such as the one below in favor of paid sick days legislation, marking one more group adding its voice to the chorus of those who want to see the worker-friendly proposal get to the Council floor.

"Income inequality in New York City is getting worse and poverty is on the rise. I'm running for City Council because I think we can do much more to improve the lives of working class New Yorkers," said Jesus Gonzalez, one of the signatories who brings the campaigns's council-candidate backers to 25 in a push to pressure Council Speaker (and likely 2013 mayoral hopeful) Christine Quinn... (Critics, as I reported in January and since, say the bill would harshly burden struggling small business owners).

Twenty-three candidates signed the letter published here: Yetta Kurland, Mark Thompson, Benjamin Kallos, Debra Cooper, Mel Wymore, Helen Rosenthal, Marc Landis, Mark Levine, Cheryl Pahaham, Mark Otto, John Duane, Andy King, Ocynthia Williams, Raquel Batista, Kirsten Foy, Ernest Flowers, Carlos Sierra, Donovan Richards, Jacques Leandre, Antonio Reynoso, Ede Fox, Jesus Gonzalez, Mercedes Narcissre. Two candidates, Costa Constantinides and Corey Johnson, signed separate personal letters with their own wording.
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