Daily News 6/10/19: NY Lawmakers Want Unlimited Sick Leave for City Workers Affected by 9/11

State lawmakers want unlimited sick leave for city workers with 9/11 illnesses despite de Blasio

State lawmakers want unlimited sick leave for city workers with 9/11 illnesses despite de Blasio
In this file photo, Andrew Gounardes, speaks at a rally at the Stars and Stripes Democratic Club in Brooklyn, New York on November 5, 2018. (Jesse Ward/for New York Daily News)

New York State legislators want to give unlimited sick leave to city employees with illnesses linked to Ground Zero, taking the power away from Mayor de Blasio, who is doling out the much-needed help on a piecemeal basis through the city’s unions.

State Sen. Andrew Gounardes’ (D-Brooklyn) 9/11 sick leave bill is in clear opposition to a plan created by the de Blasio administration, which is in the final stages of hammering out deals with each city union instead of providing blanket coverage to all employees.

“The city said they will take care of this themselves, but they have yet to solve it,” said Gounardes, who hopes all three bills will pass by the end of the legislative session in Albany. “In the meantime more people are getting sick. The city is letting them down here.”

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