News Coverage: Wrangling over paid sick leave in Albuquerque

Albuquerque Journal
By Dan McKay / Journal Staff Writer
Published: Sunday, July 10th, 2016 at 12:05am
Updated: Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at 10:09pm

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It’s a debate that’s rattled Colorado, New Jersey and Washington.

Now it’s Albuquerque’s turn.

Supporters of a proposal called the “Healthy Workforce Ordinance” say they hope this fall to make Albuquerque the first city in the state to require that employers offer paid sick leave to their workers.

They plan Monday to turn in the last batch of petition signatures needed to get the proposal before voters, though it isn’t clear yet whether the measure actually will end up on the Nov. 8 ballot or will have to wait until the next city election in October 2017.

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