Category Archives: Family values

Aaron’s story: Luck shouldn’t determine whether you can take responsibility for your family

Via Washington Policy Watch: I’m the proud father of a 6-week old baby girl. As you can imagine, I’ve had my share of sleepless nights recently – but it’s helped me realize how lucky I am. Growing up, my dad … Continue reading

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3.5 days out sick = 1 month’s groceries for the average family w/o paid sick days

Lack of paid sick time means that an illness can potentially cost a family thousands of dollars in income and jeopardize their ability to afford food, rent, health insurance, and many of the other basic goods that are essential to … Continue reading

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Press conference tomorrow to announce new paid sick days proposal

Over the past several weeks, the Seattle Coalition for a Healthy Workforce has worked with a number of local small business leaders toward the shared goal of creating a healthier Seattle through paid sick days. The result is a new … Continue reading

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Paid Sick Days Laws Could Become Contagious

From the Huffington Post: It may be time to say, “As Connecticut goes, so goes the nation.” Any day now, Connecticut’s governor is expected to place his John Hancock on a bill that will make Connecticut the first state in … Continue reading

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Watch: Paid sick days special on the Seattle Channel

On the Seattle Channel’s City Inside Out, host C.R. Douglas profiles the paid sick days proposal in Seattle. He begins with a look at business, including Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream – which provides paid sick days to their employees. … Continue reading

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12 Million Latino Workers Have No Paid Sick Days

From Hispanically Speaking News: A new analysis released today by the National Partnership for Women & Families, Latino Workers and Their Families Need Paid Sick Days, shows that Latino workers and their families suffer when they lack basic workplace protections … Continue reading

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Doctor’s Note: A Few Paid Sick Days Make A Big Difference

From the Hartford Courant: It’s one of the simplest and most basic instructions a pediatrician can give: “Keep your child home from school for a couple of days, until the fever subsides and her stomach settles down.” Doctors say it … Continue reading

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