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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
"...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 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

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

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
"...Latino and black workers, who disproportionately lack access to paid sick time compared to workers in other racial and..."

Feb. 9, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Coalition Will Put Paid Sick Leave Before Council
Greg Casar present as Work Strong Austin outlines initial policy

Sept. 8, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

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 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

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

Sick Leave Passes
Austin’s is first such ordinance in the South
"...Austin to provide six to eight days of annual paid sick leave to employees. The vote was 9-2 (with..."

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

The Hightower Report: Corporate greed is making us sick
Corporate greed is making us sick
"...as well as with co-workers, are not covered by paid sick leave policies. So, when they come down with..."

Oct. 25, 2013 News Column

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

Six Figures of Sick Pay
Art Acevedo backpedals on a suspension to avoid arbitration
"...Chuck Miller, nets the longtime officer $104,295 in accrued sick leave and allows McMiller to retire from the department..."

Sept. 9, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

For the Sick: An Interview With Michael D. Williams
A post-jail interview with Eyehategod's frontman.
"...Unearthly Trance, Kylesa, Minsk, and Mouth of the Architect, paid their respects with For the Sick: A Tribute to..."

June 20, 2007 Music Post by Austin Powell

You Can Leave Your Hat On
The ballad of Mambo John Treanor
"..."When he's playing, he's not sick at all," says the Resentments' Stephen Bruton...."

July 20, 2001 Music Feature by Andy Langer

“It’s About Damn Time”
City Council passes first paid sick leave ordinance in the South
"...Austin to provide six to eight days of annual paid sick leave to employees. The vote was 9-2, enabling..."

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

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

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

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

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

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

News Roundup: Delusions and Deluges
"Downtown doesn't exist just to entertain people of means."
"...lawsuits against the Federal government: first, over a fee paid by private insurers under the Affordable Care Act, then..."

Oct. 26, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Time Bandits in Uniform?
APD officers question whether union 'leave time' deal violates their contract
"...of Harrison's fellow APD officers have been asking: Who paid for Harrison to be there? The official answers have..."

Aug. 12, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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

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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