Category Archives: Healthy workers

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

Learn more about the Washington Family Leave Coalition »

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Connecticut Workers Welcome Paid Sick Days

From the Huffington Post | By Ellen Bravo: This time last year, Desiree Rosado, a school bus driver in Groton, Connecticut, was dreading flu season. “Working without paid sick days, you’re always worried about what will happen if you get … 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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Join us to watch – and celebrate – as paid sick days become law in Seattle!

Tomorrow, Mayor Mike McGinn will sign Seattle’s landmark paid sick days ordinance into law. Your support helped make this moment possible – please join us for the bill signing ceremony and celebration! Plum Bistro, 1429 12th Avenue (between Union and … Continue reading

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