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ESST ordinance could see final vote during next council meeting

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DULUTH, MN -

The controversial Earned Sick and Safe time ordinance will once again go in front of the Duluth City Council for a second reading, this after two newly proposed amendments to the ordinance passed Monday night. 

The newest amendments introduced include an increase in the accrual rate from one hour of ESST for every forty hours worked, to one every fifty hours worked. 

The second amendment would exempt seasonal employees from the amendment, both of those amendments passed, immediately preventing any final vote on the policy at that time. 

Many business and community members stormed out the chambers as they were earlier pleading with the council to stop delaying the proposal and to make a final decision.   

A Duluth resident, Theresa O'Halloran-Johnson says, "it needs to happen now. We've waited long enough. Working people in this city need this to pass, now."

The next vote on the ESST ordinance will be on May 29.

If no new amendments are added, it could stand a chance of passing with final approval.     

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