Category Archives: Family values

Seattle was a great start – now let’s take paid sick days statewide!

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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 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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Lack of paid sick leave shortchanges rural workers

Via WPW: From the Carsey Institute: Rural workers have less access to sick leave, forcing them to choose between caring for themselves or family members, and losing pay or perhaps even their jobs when faced with an illness, according to … Continue reading

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Thank you! Your support was critical to paid sick days milestone

Thanks to your hard work and persistence, paid sick days for all workers in Seattle is one step closer to reality! Yesterday, the Seattle City Council’s Housing, Human Services, Health, & Culture Committee passed the Paid Sick Days ordinance by … Continue reading

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