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NYC considers requiring paid sick days

NEW YORK CITY (WKOW) -- New York City could be the next city to require companies offer paid sick days, a proposal once considered in Madison.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says his administration is looking at the concept of forcing employers to provide paid sick days.

Two other U.S. cities have such measures -- San Francisco and Washington, D.C. A voter-approved effort to require it in Milwaukee was recently struck down by a judge who said it was unconstitutional.

Bloomberg said at a campaign forum Thursday evening that he cannot commit to the idea yet but says his staff is studying it.

He was speaking to the Working Families Party, whose endorsement he is trying to win in the mayoral race. Paid sick days are a priority for the group.

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