Category Archives: Testimony

Seattle proposes rules for Paid Sick and Safe Leave ordinance – first community comment mtg tomorrow

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) has proposed Administrative Rules for the City Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance – you can see them here: http://www.cityofseattle.net/civilrights/SickLeave.htm. Public comment will be taken until Monday, April 30, 2012. Your input will … Continue reading

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Help your state legislators understand why paid sick and safe days matter

UPDATED – 01/20/2012, 4:32 PM Washington lawmakers are studying two Paid Sick and Safe Days bills during this legislative session (House Bill 2508 and Senate Bill 6229) – and they need to hear from you! Please contact your legislators now to tell them why … Continue reading

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Seattle is getting down to the details on paid sick days – and your input is crucial!

Crossposted from the Washington Family Leave Coalition: You helped pass paid sick days in Seattle – but the devil is in the details. As the city begins drafting the rules that will actually implement the new ordinance, your input is … Continue reading

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Jean Godden: Why I support paid sick days (and cosponsored Seattle’s ordinance)

By Jean Godden, Seattle City Councilmember When I was a restaurant critic, I always noticed that our great restaurants and chefs treated their wait staff as if they were family – and most of them do today. But I have … Continue reading

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Local economists back proposed paid sick days ordinance for Seattle

City Councilmember Licata released the following statement today on a letter received from the state’s leading economists on the merits of paid sick leave legislation: “Our state’s prominent economists today sent a letter to the City Council supporting the proposed … Continue reading

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Tell Seattle City Council: “No delay, pass paid sick days today!”

Our hard work is finally paying off. The Seattle City Council’s HHSHC Committee is set to vote on the popular paid sick days ordinance supported by dozens of local businesses and more than 75 local faith, community, and labor organizations. … Continue reading

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Seattle anti-paid sick days spokesperson: Small businesses aren’t “real”

At Tuesday’s Seattle Chamber of Commerce* paid sick days forum, Cupcake Royale and Verite Coffee owner Jody Hall was asked several questions about the proposed paid sick days ordinance and small businesses. That seems to have gotten under the skin … Continue reading

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