By Lynn Brezosky 

Employers found in violation of the ordinance, enacted at part of the city’s public health code, would have an opportunity to remedy before paying a $500 civil fine.

According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, 350,000 people, or 39 percent of the San Antonio workforce, lack paid sick time.

“Paid sick time is a basic human right. It’s not a luxury, it’s a necessity,” said Henry “El Zapatista” Rodriguez of the League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC.

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