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Citywide Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Debate Heats Public Hearing as Deadline for November Ballot Placement Approaches

Written by on August 9, 2018

Last night more than 150 people showed up at the San Antonio City Council Chambers to support a mandatory Paid Sick Leave ordinance for local employees.

San Antonio businesses are facing a major decision to be made by the Mayor and City Council in the next several weeks regarding

paid sick leave for local employees. Currently, the number of people working in San Antonio who do not receive any kind of paid sick time benefits exceeds 354,000.

Many local business owners are quite concerned that the petition as written would leave out very important details regarding any decision made and how this would affect their business.

The Mayor and Council are considering comments made at this public hearing before deciding whether to place the paid sick leave issue on their August 16th agenda for further consideration.

The ordinance, if implemented, would provide private sector employees, including those from non-profits or small businesses, with one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours of work.

This issue is going to be decided upon in a VERY short period. There is a great sense of urgency on all sides since the deadline to put measures on the ballot for this year’s

General Election in November is August 20th.

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