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WA delegation at national summit on paid sick days and paid family leave

Members of Washington’s delegation to the 2012 National Summit on Paid Sick Days and Paid Family Leave are now in the “other” Washington to study best practices and lessons for paid sick days and paid family leave campaigns. Tomorrow they’ll … Continue reading

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The Ongoing Struggle To Balance Career And Family

Working mothers have long struggled to balance career and family. Diane Rehm and her guests look at defining success and happiness, and whether it’s gotten easier to have it all. LISTEN » | From: The Diane Rehm Show Guests: Judith … Continue reading

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Please attend: Public meetings to discuss the Seattle Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

You helped pass paid sick days – but the devil is in the details. The new law becomes effective September 1, and the Seattle Office for Civil Rights is starting now to prepare administrative rules and an outreach plan. Community … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Seattle Law Advances Paid Sick Leave Campaign

From the Women’s Media Center: Seattle recently became the third U.S. city to adopt paid sick days standards. With an 8 to 1 council vote on September 12, Seattle joins San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and the state of Connecticut in … Continue reading

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Today’s topic at 12 noon on KUOW’s “The Conversation” – paid sick days for Seattle!

Marilyn Watkins, Policy Director for the Economic Opportunity Institute, will be speaking live on KUOW’s “The Conversation” today (5/3/2011). The show begins at 12 noon, and will discuss the need for paid sick days in Seattle. Tune in to 94.9 … Continue reading

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Do you want to pick up the flu along with your prescription? Didn’t think so.

In the coast-to-coast battle over whether or not we should have laws requiring paid sick days, Kate Karpilow has two things to tell you. One, she has someone at home with congestive heart failure – so picking up the flu … Continue reading

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Time to own up: Paid sick days make sense

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: By Ellen Bravo Imagine the scene: Someone tries to convince you there’s a wolf in the area about to cause great harm. The person offers to protect you – and then asks for generous handouts … Continue reading

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