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3rd Court Halts Paid Sick Leave
City ordinance put on pause by soon-to-be-ex-judges
"...The 3rd Court of Appeals has shut down Austin’s paid sick leave ordinance, passed by City Council earlier this..."

Nov. 16, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

Coalition Will Put Paid Sick Leave Before Council
Greg Casar present as Work Strong Austin outlines initial policy
"...Austin announced its campaign to push for a city ordinance that would guarantee paid sick leave for Austin workers...."

Sept. 5, 2017 News Post by Joseph Caterine

Paid Sick Leave on Pause
Successful effort by right-wing group, attorney general, stunts city ordinance
"...Texas and conservative business groups succeeded in halting Austin's paid sick leave ordinance – for now, at least. The..."

Aug. 24, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Paid Sick Leave Fight Continues
Paxton, Texas Public Policy Foundation take effort to 3rd Court of Appeals
"...Texas – are continuing the fight against Austin's pending paid sick leave ordinance. This June, Travis County Judge Tim..."

Aug. 10, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Lege Lines: GOP Sharpens Its Claws for Paid Sick Leave With SB 15
“Consistent Employment Regulations Act” would dismantle city’s right to protect workers
"...club for beating local employment regulations – such as paid sick leave – out of existence. Dubbed the "Consistent..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Texas Public Policy Foundation Files Suit Against City’s Sick Leave Ordinance
Surprise, surprise
"...lawsuit filed Tuesday, the group is challenging City Council's paid sick leave policy passed in February by a 9-2..."

April 27, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Senate Delivers First Blow to Paid Sick Leave
SB 15, the boy who cried "voter fraud!" advance, and other Lege news
"...which would prohibit cities from mandating that employers offer paid leave, including for holidays and sick days, and would..."

March 8, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Paid Sick Leave: A Reproductive Justice Issue
It's not just about workers' rights
"...Ahead of next week's City Council vote on an ordinance that would require all employers to pay employees when..."

Feb. 9, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Sick Leave in Limbo
The waiting room
"...the airport, and had to use his three allotted paid sick days and all of his accrued vacation shuttling..."

Aug. 31, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Sick Leave: A Wage by Any Other Name?
Texas 3rd Court of Appeals strikes down Austin's ordinance
"...the Texas 3rd Court of Appeals struck down the paid sick leave ordinance passed by the Austin City Council..."

Nov. 23, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Sick Leave Passes
Austin’s is first such ordinance in the South
"...five hours of public testimony, City Council enacted an ordinance that (as of Oct. 1) will require most private..."

Feb. 23, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Sick Leave Update
Plans stalled on rollout
"...3rd Court of Appeals' temporary blockage of the city's paid sick leave ordinance, originally intended to go into effect..."

Sept. 14, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Point Austin: Sick and Tired
Council moves toward commonsense ordinance, despite business resistance
"...employer shall grant an employee one hour of earned sick time for every 30 hours worked for the employer."..."

Feb. 9, 2018 News Column by Michael King

Help on the Way in Fight for Sick Pay
Workers Defense Project intervenes against anti-ordinance effort
"...the city in its legal defense of the city’s paid sick leave ordinance. The troupe’s attorneys at the Texas..."

May 15, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

“It’s About Damn Time”
City Council passes first paid sick leave ordinance in the South
"...five hours of public testimony, City Council enacted an ordinance that (as of Oct. 1) will require most private..."

Feb. 19, 2018 News Post by Michael King

Council: Free-Net Ain’t Free
Austin Free-Net wins a reprieve over California competition
"...season, City Council stays local on digital outreach, expands paid sick leave to all city workers, moves to add..."

March 6, 2018 News Post by Michael King

Point Austin: Slaves for Rent
Sick pay lawsuit confirms what bosses think of workers
"...News crew. In more personal terms, I've been on paid medical leave for just about three weeks, and at..."

May 4, 2018 News Column by Michael King

City Slickers
How the state's most influential conservative think tank works to undermine our local control
"...ban, the upcoming $250 million affordable housing bond, and paid sick leave, giving critics plenty of reasons to believe..."

Oct. 12, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Headlines
"...Sick Pay Stays ... for now. After two days of..."

June 29, 2018 News Feature

Headlines
"...Sick of This: On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the Texas 3rd..."

Oct. 19, 2018 News Feature

Election Coverage: Election Miscellany
Here's to some losers and assholes
"...Workman, HD-47: Workman had big plans to overturn Austin's paid sick leave ordinance during the next Lege session. Not..."

Nov. 9, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Headlines
"...business groups have banded together to fight Austin labor ordinances at the Capitol. The Alliance for Securing and Strengthening..."

Oct. 26, 2018 News Feature

Election Notes: Down to Deadline
Filing time is upon us now
"...including TPPF, who are leading the fight against Council's paid sick leave ordinance. As the Chronicle reported last week,..."

Aug. 17, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

New City Man­ag­er Spencer Cronk: “Engagement and Transparency”
New city manager emphasizes community outreach
"...debates, culminating in a five-hour finale over the proposed paid sick leave ordinance ("It's About Damn Time," Feb. 19)...."

Feb. 23, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

The Top 10 Austin News Milestones of 2018
Days like these
"...FEB. 16: The Austin City Council adopts Texas' first ordinance to guarantee paid sick leave..."

Dec. 28, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Lege Lines: School Finance Bill Passes House With Flying Colors
Stickland only holdout on ambitious “Texas Plan” finance bill
"...Sick Leave Bill Splinters: The legislative effort to derail Austin's..."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Council: Buckets Before Vendors
Light fare on the agenda this week
"...be quite the marathon of Feb. 15, when the paid sick leave ordinance hearing featured several hours of public..."

March 2, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Nary a Whisper
"...question. I was delighted that the city passed the sick leave ordinance but was dismayed when that same ordinance..."

Dec. 18, 2018 Postmarks

New to Town? Here Are Nine of the Biggest News Stories Affecting Locals.
A primer on Austin politics
"...in the South to pass a “fair chance” hiring ordinance meant to level the playing field for those with..."

Aug. 30, 2018 News Post by News Staff

All Politics Is Local at Texas Tribune Festival
Evan Smith leads the fest’s move Downtown and brings national newsmakers to Austin
"...The New Yorker Festival next month, but saw that (paid) gig implode within 24 hours of its announcement after..."

Sept. 28, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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