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Paid sick leave ordinance means a healthy future for Seattle workers

With school having just started and fall weather and flu season around the corner, juggling work and family responsibilities will get a little more challenging. There is a bright spot, though: On Sept. 1, a new city ordinance took effect that ensures most workers in Seattle will be able to earn paid sick and safe day Continue reading

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Paid sick-leave ordinance means a healthy future for most Seattle workers

Via Real Change News, by Janet Chung and¬†Gabriela Quintana: Seattle summers are the best. But with school having just started and fall weather and flu season around the corner, juggling work and family responsibilities will get a little more challenging. … Continue reading

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Seattle’s sick leave policy a good step

From Washington Policy Watch, by John Burbank: On July Fourth, we here in Washington actually got to appreciate a little bit of summer … finally. August delivered some hot weather that our friends back East would have easily claimed as … Continue reading

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Celebrate safer, healthier Seattle as Paid Sick Days takes effect

By Lynne Dodson and Diane Zahn, from The Stand A year ago, when you went to a local Seattle restaurant, grocery store or even health clinic there was more than a passing chance that the person serving you might have … Continue reading

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KOMO: Feelings mixed about Seattle sick leave ordinance

Via KOMO: SEATTLE — Thousands of people can’t wait for it to start, while others wish it didn’t even exist. It’s Seattle’s new paid sick leave ordinance. After spending 33 years at a factory job without paid sick leave, Martin … Continue reading

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NYT: Working While Sick

From the New York Times: More than 40 million American workers get no paid sick leave. They have to work when ill or take unpaid sick days, which can lead to financial hardship, or, worse, dismissal. The best way to … Continue reading

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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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