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Some Albuquerque leaders think the City Council is moving too fast on a set of proposed ordinances intended to help workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The council is scheduled to vote Monday on proposals that would provide certain workers extra hazard pay for every shift, require employers to allow up to 80 hours of sick leave for various ailments, including COVID-19, and require employers to provide masks to employees.
Sponsors have removed permanent paid sick leave mandates and are tackling only paid sick leave during the current public health emergency. And they have proposed an amendment to the hazard pay ordinance that would lower the maximum amount per shift from $75 to $25.