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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.

Sen. Rodney Tom and Senate Republicans sponsor bill to gut Seattle paid sick days law

A handful of WA state senators – none of whom represent Seattle constituents – are attempting to undermine Seattle’s democratic process and silence the will of the people. Continue reading

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Live – House Labor and Workforce Development Committee: House Bill 1457 (Family and medical leave insurance) and House Bill 1313 (paid sick days)

Live – House Labor and Workforce Development Committee: House Bill 1457 (Family and medical leave insurance) and House Bill 1313 (paid sick days):

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Portland: Local economists back mandatory sick leave

From the Portland Business Journal: Portland State University economics professor Mary King and 13 co-signatories have written a letter of support for the city’s mandatory sick leave proposal. Introduced as testimony as part of a raucous public hearing yesterday, the … Continue reading

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Who’s The Nation’s “Most Valuable Local Official”?

Congratulations to Seattle City Council member Nick Licata, who was named The Nation Magazine’s “Most Valuable Local Official” on the Progressive Honor Roll of 2012. The Nation cites his progressive credentials, including his sponsorship of Seattle paid sick days ordinance, … Continue reading

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Infecting the workplace: An infographic about why paid sick days are important

Infographic via Masters in Health Care:

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Video: Why Seattle Works Well

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights, which is administering the Paid Sick and Safe Days ordinance, recently produced this video to explain the benefit of paid sick days to employers and employees.

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Seattle Channel City Inside/Out: Paid Sick Leave

Since September 1st, workers in Seattle have been eligible to accumulate paid sick days under a new city law. In this episode of the Seattle Channel’s City Inside/Out, Cupcake Royale founder Jody Hall and Seattle restaurateur John Schmidt offer their … Continue reading

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