Christine Quinn Backs Mayor Bloomberg, Shelves Paid Sick Leave Bill

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MANHATTAN — City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has shelved a proposed bill that would have given workers at small businesses paid sick days, effectively killing it.

The controversial bill would have required companies with 20 or more workers to provide nine paid sick days a year. About 1.3 million people in the private sector work without sick leave in the city, notably in the service industry, the Daily News reported.

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