Year of stalling: Progressive candidates in NYC elections seek paid sick leave for gig workers

Essential workers were hailed during the brink of the pandemic for putting their lives on the line while others quarantined, but several of these “gig workers” were not, and are still not, afforded paid sick leave. 

On April 14, Councilmember and Comptroller candidate Brad Lander and several other candidates for New York City offices rallied outside of City Hall to push for legislation that would allow app-based delivery, for-hire vehicle drivers, and other “gig workers” to have access to paid sick leave going forward.

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