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NYC close to sick day mandate

NEW YORK — In a significant victory amid a push for paid sick time laws around the country, New York City lawmakers voted Wednesday to make businesses provide the benefit to an estimated 1 million workers who do not have it now.

Saying they hoped that requiring sick leave in the nation’s largest metropolis would set an example, City Council members positioned New York to become the most populous place to approve such a law during a campaign that has scored several victories but also a number of defeats. A mayoral veto is expected, but so is an override.

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