Milwaukee is not the only city in the country with mandatory sick leave. How does the one other city with it fare? Pretty well, it seems:
Local business owners howling over a ballot measure forcing them to provide paid sick leave might take comfort from San Francisco's example.I know, I know, Milwaukee ≠ San Francisco. However, it's far from clear that this is the end of the world.
An official there said his city hasn't suffered since a similar law passed there two years ago.
"Tell them in Milwaukee, the sky has not fallen here," said Greg Asay, a senior analyst with the San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement. "We haven't seen a major impact in a negative way on the San Francisco economy."