Category Archives: Business productivity

Seattle will be healthier with required paid sick days

From the Seattle Times: By Makini Howell and Dr. David Springer AS a chef and as a doctor, we are often asked our opinion. Usually it’s about what’s good on the menu or what’s good to treat an illness, not … Continue reading

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Seattle paid sick days ordinance passes key committee vote

Today’s committee vote to pass Seattle’s “common ground” paid sick days ordinance is a big step forward for the 190,000 people working in Seattle who don’t have paid sick days on the job. We appreciate the leadership of Councilmember Nick … Continue reading

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Local economists back proposed paid sick days ordinance for Seattle

City Councilmember Licata released the following statement today on a letter received from the state’s leading economists on the merits of paid sick leave legislation: “Our state’s prominent economists today sent a letter to the City Council supporting the proposed … Continue reading

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Restaurant owner refutes WSJ op-ed – says paid sick days are good for the bottom line

After publishing a misleading op-ed using distorted data, the Wall Street Journal posted this letter to the editor from a San Francisco restaurant owner supportive of paid sick days. The author of the letter, restaurant owner Jennifer Piallat, writes she … Continue reading

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Seattle anti-paid sick days spokesperson: Small businesses aren’t “real”

At Tuesday’s Seattle Chamber of Commerce* paid sick days forum, Cupcake Royale and Verite Coffee owner Jody Hall was asked several questions about the proposed paid sick days ordinance and small businesses. That seems to have gotten under the skin … Continue reading

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Who do you trust on paid sick days: actual small business owners – or corporate business lobbyists?

Compare for yourself what actual small business owners — as opposed to the corporate HR and lobbyist groups — had to say at the Seattle Chamber’s* business forum on paid sick days last night. Many local Seattle businesses have signed … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Jimmy John’s inducted into Seattle Paid Sick Days Hall of Shame

After hearing from workers at several Jimmy John’s franchises – people who handle thousands of meals a day – that their employer doesn’t provide paid sick time, we sent a certified letter to the parent corporation of Seattle’s local Jimmy … Continue reading

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