Category Archives: Healthy workers

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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Contagion may be catching – but so are paid sick days

Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow star in the movie Contagion, which opened #1 this weekend, but did you catch your own (vicarious) appearance? The first 10 minutes of the move is a montage showing how one person’s cough (Paltrow) spreads … 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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New Poll Shows Strong Support among Seattle Voters for Paid Sick Days

It comes as little surprise that paid sick days have received overwhelming public support in Seattle. But until now, it’s been difficult to say with precision just how strong that support really is. Released today, a poll conducted in late … 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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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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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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