Category Archives: In the news

D.C. Corporate Front Group Tries to Speak for Seattle – and Fails Miserably

This week The Seattle Times ran an op-ed by Michael Saltsman of the Employment Policies Institute (EPI), an industry-funded ‘research’ organization, claiming Seattle’s Paid Sick Days law is negatively impacting local businesses and driving up costs. Here’s the funny thing … Continue reading

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New York becomes largest U.S. city to guarantee workers the right to earn paid sick days

While most New Yorkers slept, last night the city council overrode Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s previous veto of paid sick days legislation. Continue reading

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Portland: Local economists back mandatory sick leave

From the Portland Business Journal: Portland State University economics professor Mary King and 13 co-signatories have written a letter of support for the city’s mandatory sick leave proposal. Introduced as testimony as part of a raucous public hearing yesterday, the … Continue reading

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Who’s The Nation’s “Most Valuable Local Official”?

Congratulations to Seattle City Council member Nick Licata, who was named The Nation Magazine’s “Most Valuable Local Official” on the Progressive Honor Roll of 2012. The Nation cites his progressive credentials, including his sponsorship of Seattle paid sick days ordinance, … Continue reading

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Seattle Channel City Inside/Out: Paid Sick Leave

Since September 1st, workers in Seattle have been eligible to accumulate paid sick days under a new city law. In this episode of the Seattle Channel’s City Inside/Out, Cupcake Royale founder Jody Hall and Seattle restaurateur John Schmidt offer their … Continue reading

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Seattle Coalition for a Healthy Workforce receives award for advancing women’s health equity

Members and friends of the Seattle Coalition for a Healthy Workforce reunited to celebrate Paid Sick and Safe Leave with cake and other goodies. The Seattle Women’s Commission hosted the party on October 29, 2012, and presented the Coalition with … Continue reading

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The Seattle Healthy Workforce is getting an award: Join us for this special event!

Join the Seattle Women’s Commission to thank the Seattle Coalition for a Healthy  Workforce and other supporters for making Seattle’s new Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance a reality. Monday, October 29, 6:00 pm Bertha Landes Room, Seattle City Hall … Continue reading

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