May 17, 2006

Madison Common Council Paid Sick Leave Summary

Kristian Knutsen summarizes last night's vote (filed at 3:22a.m.):
In what might be its most highly anticipated meeting of 2006, the Madison Common Council will be hearing testimony, deliberating, and voting upon the proposed ordinance to require employers in the City of Madison to provide mandatory sick leave for their employees.

The coalition that organized the proposal held a rally on the steps of the City-County Building immediately preceding the meeting, in large part to attract public registrants to speak in favor of the proposal at the meeting. Following four hours of public testimony and one hour of debate among the alders, it fails with a vote of 9 ayes and 10 nos.
Posted by James Zellmer at May 17, 2006 5:28 AM | Subscribe to this site via RSS:
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