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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2013
New York

Statement by Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO Anika Rahman
on Paid Sick Leave Deal in New York City

“The Ms. Foundation for Women applauds the paid sick leave compromise reached by New York City leaders.

“Four out of five low-wage workers, the majority of whom are women, currently lack paid sick leave. Mandated paid sick leave will provide working women in New York City with the job security they need in case of illness, without the threat of economic insecurity from lost wages.

“New York City has an incredible opportunity to set an example for the nation in the implementation of fair business practices.”

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Media Contact:

Christie Petrone

Christie Petrone:
Senior Manager, Public Relations
(212) 709 4422
cpetrone@ms.foundation.org