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Chicago employers would be required to offer paid sick leave to all workers under a proposal introduced by City Councilmen Wednesday.

The proposal, co-sponsored by Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) and Ald. Toni Foulkes (15th), would mean that workers would earn an hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours they work, up to a maximum total of either five days for smaller employers or nine days for larger ones.

Many other cities have already passed legislation similar to the Chicago ordinance. New York City approved a paid sick leave requirement last month, joining cities like Portland, Ore., San Francisco and Washington, D.C. and others that have already done so.

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