Category Archives: Business productivity

The Cost of Not Taking a Sick Day

From The Atlantic: Your nose is running, your throat is scratchy, and your eyes are burning. But you drag yourself out of bed, dress, and head to the office anyway feeling virtuous and sick. Once there, you proceed to share … Continue reading

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Hard Work Should Pay Off

From the New York Times: By Heather Boushey, a senior economist with the Center for American Progress We know how to provide opportunities for hard-working Americans to enter and thrive in a prosperous and growing middle class. What happens inside … Continue reading

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Local grocery store worker Tasha West-Baker talks about how she helped pass Seattle’s paid sick days law

From The Story via American Public Media: Getting Her Due: Ever noticed a sniffling check-out clerk when going through a grocery line and wondered why they didn’t stay home? Tasha West Baker says some of them can’t afford to. Tasha … Continue reading

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Seattle Mayor Signs Landmark Paid Sick Days Legislation

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn signed landmark city legislation into law today, ensuring that hundreds of thousands of people working in Seattle will be able to earn paid sick days on the job. When the new law takes effect next September, … Continue reading

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Seattle City Council passes landmark paid sick days ordinance

With an 8-1 vote, the Seattle City Council passed a landmark ordinance to ensure workers in all but the city’s smallest businesses can earn paid sick days on the job – one of the strongest such policies in the nation. … Continue reading

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Majority Proposal Reached by Council on Paid Sick Days – supported by Coalition for a Healthy Workforce

Seattle,WA – Today a majority of the Seattle City Council members announced they have reached a consensus for a paid sick days proposal. This Majority Proposal is supported by the Coalition for a Healthy Workforce, a coalition of more than … Continue reading

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Do Healthy Schools Depend on Parents’ Paid Sick Leave?

From the Lake Stevens Journal: SEATTLE – The Seattle City Council will soon vote on a provision that would make it easier for working parents to cope with sick children, heating the debate about requiring employers to offer paid sick … Continue reading

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