Tag Archives: family

Aaron’s story: Luck shouldn’t determine whether you can take responsibility for your family

Via Washington Policy Watch: I’m the proud father of a 6-week old baby girl. As you can imagine, I’ve had my share of sleepless nights recently – but it’s helped me realize how lucky I am. Growing up, my dad … Continue reading

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Restaurant workers report they often have to work when ill

From the Seattle Times, October 5, 2010: A cough. A sneeze. Perhaps a bead of sweat. These are not ingredients that are supposed to come with a food order, but a national survey of restaurant workers released last week served … Continue reading

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New coalition seeks paid sick days

From Real Change News: Got the sniffles? If your job pays for sick days, you can stay home without losing income. Not everyone is so lucky: In Seattle, roughly 190,000 workers, or four in 10 employees, don’t have that option, … Continue reading

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Massachusetts labor chief: Paid sick days ‘a basic right’

From the Boston Herald: Gov. Deval Patrick’s top labor adviser threw the administration’s weight behind a proposal Tuesday that would require employers to allow workers to earn seven paid sick days a year, calling the proposal a “basic right,” arguing … Continue reading

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Parents struggle to juggle sick kids, jobs

From Cincinnati Enquirer: Batavia School District Nurse Cathy Meyer often finds herself tangling with parents over sending their kids to school sick. And the students don’t just have the sniffles. One day last month, three kids were vomiting as they … Continue reading

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Why do paid sick days matter to you? Let’s hear your story!

We’re collecting stories about paid sick days, and we want to hear from you. Your story will help more people understand why paid sick days are so important in today’s workplace. It’s easy to do, anonymous (if you want) and … Continue reading

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Your help needed to pass Family Care Act enforcement bill

Cross-posted from the Washington Family Leave Coalition: Since the late 1980’s, Washington’s Family Care Act (FCA) has helped ensure workers can use their paid sick days or other paid time off to care for a sick family member. For the … Continue reading

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