Thank you awards: These people made paid sick days possible!

Thousands of people contributed to the passage of the Seattle Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance: small business owners, labor unions, community organizations, public health experts, and elected leaders – as well as 100s of workers, students, parents, and retirees who usually don’t have much say in policymaking.

The Paid Sick and Safe Days ordinance demonstrates democracy at its best. By working together, we passed a policy that will improve public health, family economic security, children’s well-being, and that will keep Seattle a world class city in which to live, work, and enjoy a vibrant urban culture.

In a ceremony at Plum Bistro immediately after Mayor Mike McGinn signed the ordinance into law on September 23, 2011, the Seattle Coalition for a Health Workforce recognized a few of the people and organizations whose contributions were key to success.

Award winners included:

Seattle City Council members:
Nick Licata – Paid Sick Days Champion award
Jean Godden – Never Flinched award
Tim Burgess – Seal the Deal award
Sally Clark and Mike O’Brien – There When It Counted Most awards

Healthy Business awards:
Makini Howell, Plum Bistro
Jodi Hall, Cupcake Royale

Honorable mention:
Joe Fugere – Tutta Bella
Molly Neitzel – Molly Moon Ice Cream
David Meinert – 5 Point Café and Big Mario’s Pizza

Keeping It Real awards:
Working mothers Tasha West Baker and Tracy Chapman

Coalition Awards to those organizations that devoted substantial staffing and resources and gave strategic guidance to the campaign:

Economic Opportunity Institute
UFCW Local 21
Puget Sound Sage
Washington CAN
Main Street Alliance
Legal Voice
M.L. King County Labor Council
Washington State Labor Council
Mom’s Rising
Puget Sound Alliance for Retired Americans
Teamsters Local 117
Unite Here Local 8

Honorable mentions:

Seattle Women’s Commission
Lutheran Public Policy Office
Church Council of Greater Seattle
Minority Executive Director’s Coalition
Seattle Human Services Coalition

About seattlehealthyworkforce

The Seattle Coalition for a Healthy Workforce is a diverse coalition of businesses, faith-based, labor, family, and community groups. We’re working to ensure everyone has paid sick days, so we can all have safer food, healthier families and more productive workplaces.
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