But the bigger victory is treating people just a little more like human beings, and removing a source of misery and anxiety from workers lives.
"The new bill, which will go into effect April 1, will apply to almost all workers at businesses with five or more employees, expanding the right to paid sick leave to 200,000 additional New Yorkers. "April 1st will be day where we'll fundamentally change the lives of hundreds of thousands of New York families," declared the mayor, who added that he could "not be more honored" that the first bill of his administration was the expanded paid sick law. Unlike most bill signings during previous administrations, which took place at ceremonies in City Hall's Blue Room, Mr. de Blasio set up a formal signing desk in a large, empty industrial space inside the building."
The ice cream social was a nice touch.