New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio on Saturday joined food service workers protesting their employers’ use of sick days to account for the time they missed during Superstorm Sandy.
“That is a lot of money for you to be putting out for paying not to be sick, which is essentially what we’re doing here,” said Christie.
The agency’s board eliminated giving a day’s pay for every two consecutive months that workers showed up no more than 30 minutes late. The board also ended the 40-year practice that allowed workers to convert vacation and sick days to cash.
Republicans and Democrats agree that cash-outs that can total hundreds of thousands of dollars strain local budgets. They differ on how to best fix the problem.
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