I promised an update on this morning's Philadelphia City Council vote on a measure requiring most employers to provide some paid sick leave. City Council passed the measure, voting on it before total chaos ensued in its chambers over the budget.
The vote was 11 to six with council president Darrell Clarke joining Bill Greenlee, Curtis Jones, Maria Quinones-Sanchez, Cindy Bass, Marian Tasco, W. Wilson Goode, Jr., Bobby Henon, Kenyatta Johnson, Jannie Blackwell, and Blondell Reynolds Brown in favor. Mark Squilla, Brian O'Neill, Bill Green, Dennis O'Brien, James Kenney and David Oh voted no.
City Council narrowly passed a paid sick leave bill in 2011, but didn't have enough votes to override Mayor Nutter's veto. An override requires 12 votes.