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File #: 2015-1825    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 7/6/2015 In control: Committee on Hearings
On agenda: 7/29/2015 Final action: 8/3/2015
Enactment date: 8/3/2015 Enactment #: 27
Effective date:    
Title: Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title VI, Article 1, to add a new Section 626, "Paid Sick Days Act," to improve the public health by granting Paid Sick Time to employees in the city of Pittsburgh.
Sponsors: Corey O'Connor, Natalia Rudiak, Deborah L. Gross, Reverend Ricky V. Burgess
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 06 - CONDUCT
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
8/13/20154 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/3/20154 Standing Committee AMENDEDPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/3/20154 Standing Committee Affirmatively Recommended as AmendedPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/3/20154 Standing Committee Affirmatively Recommended as AmendedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
8/3/20154 City Council Passed FinallyPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/30/20153 Committee on Hearings Public Hearing Held  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/29/20153 Standing Committee AMENDEDPass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/29/20153 Standing Committee Affirmatively Recommended as AmendedPass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/29/20152   AMENDED  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/22/20154 Standing Committee Held in CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/22/20154 Standing Committee AMENDEDPass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/22/20151 Standing Committee Held for Public HearingPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/17/20151 Post Agenda Post Agenda Held  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/8/20151 Standing Committee Held for Post Agenda Pass Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/7/20151 City Council Read and referred  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/7/20151 City Council Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Meeting details Video Video
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Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title VI, Article 1, to add a new Section 626, "Paid Sick Days Act," to improve the public health by granting Paid Sick Time to employees in the city of Pittsburgh.

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WHEREAS, as the City of the Pittsburgh strives to be a "Most Livable City," it is incumbent upon the City to promote policies that are in the best interest of its citizens, including policies that promote the health and wellbeing of Pittsburgh residents;

WHEREAS, approximately 40 percent of the City of Pittsburgh's private sector workers do not have access to paid sick time, while approximately 77 percent of the City's service workers, especially food service workers and healthcare workers, lack access to paid sick time; and

WHEREAS, many of the workforce members who lack access to paid sick days frequently have contact with the general public, posing a high public health risk and increasing the likelihood of transmission of communicable illnesses. Furthermore, research from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center shows that access to paid sick leave in Pittsburgh can result in decreased transmission rates for influenza; and

WHEREAS, the introduction of paid sick time to the City of Pittsburgh's economy would result in benefits enjoyed by both employees and employers, as studies repeatedly demonstrate that employees who have access to paid sick time are more productive and less likely to come to work ill and unfit to perform their job as effectively and efficiently as possible, while also reducing the likelihood transmitting illnesses to coworkers. Additionally, paid sick time policies are shown to both reduce employee turnover and strengthen employee loyalty; and

WHEREAS, access to paid sick days further benefits children, as it affords parents the time to tend to their sick children without sacrificing a day's pay, thereby helping to prevent delayed medical treatment to children and possible hospitalizations; and

WHEREAS, providing ...

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