12/15/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Christine Quinn Backs Mayor Bloomberg, Shelves Paid Sick Leave Bill

MANHATTAN -- City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has shelved a proposed bill that would have given workers at small businesses paid sick days, effectively killing it.

The controversial bill would have required companies with 20 or more workers to provide nine paid sick days a year. About 1.3 million people in the private sector work without sick leave in the city, notably in the service industry, the Daily News reported.