Thursday, February 1, 2018

#atxcouncil: Austin Chamber Finds its voice over Sick Leave Mandate

"as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,"
1 Peter 2:2

Better late than never (we suppose), via. today's Austin Chronicle:
That assertion became more relevant earlier this week when the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce released a statement expressing "contingent opposition" to the ordinance and asking for more research and at least a 90-day delay. "The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is opposed to this ordinance," the statement reads, "if the Council does not contract for an appropriate independent [economic impact] study and does not provide the public 90 days to give feedback before they take a vote."
What the hell took you so long?!?

However we got here, this is still a positive development.  This sick leave mandate would be a nightmare for anyone who wants a job in the City of Austin, and it's good to see employers belatedly speak up.  Welcome aboard.

Ironically enough, we were just wondering yesterday how this mandate would impact the Amazon bid; guess we know now.

Either way, it looks like the needle has moved in a positive direction since last September.

Bottom Line: We'll take it....

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