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Local grocery store worker Tasha West-Baker talks about how she helped pass Seattle’s paid sick days law

From The Story via American Public Media: Getting Her Due: Ever noticed a sniffling check-out clerk when going through a grocery line and wondered why they didn’t stay home? Tasha West Baker says some of them can’t afford to. Tasha … Continue reading

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Seattle Mayor Signs Landmark Paid Sick Days Legislation

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn signed landmark city legislation into law today, ensuring that hundreds of thousands of people working in Seattle will be able to earn paid sick days on the job. When the new law takes effect next September, … Continue reading

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Unanimous “yes” on paid sick days from City Council incumbents and challengers at Candidate Survivor

When asked how they would vote on Seattle’s proposed paid sick days ordinance if the vote were held tomorrow,  every single candidate for City Council at Candidate Survivor last night – including all the incumbents – said “yes”. Here’s the … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Jimmy John’s inducted into Seattle Paid Sick Days Hall of Shame

After hearing from workers at several Jimmy John’s franchises – people who handle thousands of meals a day – that their employer doesn’t provide paid sick time, we sent a certified letter to the parent corporation of Seattle’s local Jimmy … Continue reading

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Sky not falling: Sparse attendance at Seattle Chamber paid sick days forum

Via Washington Policy Watch: If attendance at Tuesday’s Seattle Chamber of Commerce forum* is any indication, the proposed paid sick days ordinance just isn’t a big deal to many Seattle business owners. *Update 7/29: The forum was also co-sponsored by … Continue reading

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Paid Sick Days Hall of Shame inducting 2nd member – but “Cyrus the Virus” promises counter-protest

First, a huge THANK YOU to everyone who joined the Walk of Fame lunch last week at the Five Point Cafe! We’ll be heading to some of the other Walk of Fame restaurants in the coming weeks to show them … Continue reading

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