Chicago workers could soon be guaranteed10 days of paid time-off under a proposed ordinance.
But opponents of the plan say it would devastate businesses if the ordinance is approved by a City Council vote that could come this week.
Last week, the City Council’s Workforce Development Committee voted 12-2 in favor of the plan.
Under the version approved, Chicago employers would have to give workers five sick days and five days of paid time off for any reason. That proposal includes one fewer day of sick leave and paid leave than initially proposed as part of a deal that was designed to win the support of a coalition of business groups.
Joining “Chicago Tonight” to discuss the proposed ordinance was Sophia Zaman, executive director of Raise the Floor Alliance; and Brad Tietz, vice president of government relations and strategy for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.