More area cities take up paid-sick-day issue

From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

Two more cities are taking steps toward prohibiting mandates on private businesses like a paid-sick-days measure that will soon take effect in Milwaukee. And another city will review the issue.

The preliminary actions were taken last night by the common councils in Oak Creek, St. Francis and Wauwatosa.

In Oak Creek and St. Francis, the councils moved to take votes next month on adopting ordinances.

In Wauwatosa, the council was informed that staff will review the issue.

The ordinances being taken up by the suburbs seek to prohibit mandates on private businesses regarding pay and benefits.

West Allis and South Milwaukee already have adopted such ordinances; Cudahy, Glendale, Franklin and Greenfield are considering them.

All of the measures were triggered by the Milwaukee ordinance, approved by voters in a November referendum, that requires Milwaukee businesses to give paid sick days to employees.

The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce is suing to try to keep the ordinance from going into effect next month.

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