MAYOR NUTTER on Thursday will veto for the second time a controversial bill that would require most Philly employers to provide paid sick leave.
The question is whether Councilman Bill Greenlee, the bill's sponsor, can garner the 12 votes needed to override the veto.
"We're having a lot of discussions with a lot of people," said Greenlee, adding that he may not seek an override Thursday. He has until April 11 to do so.
Nutter vetoed the bill in 2011, arguing that the measure would harm jobs and businesses. Meanwhile, advocates, restaurant workers and others say the bill would go a long way to prevent the spread of disease by allowing people to stay home when sick without worrying about losing a day's pay.