Tag Archives: Paid sick days

Washington state Legislature introduces Paid Sick Days bills

Via the Washington Family Leave Coalition: Last week, HB 2508 and SB 6229 were introduced in Washington’s legislature by a group of 18 legislators from the House and Senate. These bills would establish minimum standards for paid sick and safe leave … 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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Seattle was a great start – now let’s take paid sick days statewide!

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Hard Work Should Pay Off

From the New York Times: By Heather Boushey, a senior economist with the Center for American Progress We know how to provide opportunities for hard-working Americans to enter and thrive in a prosperous and growing middle class. What happens inside … Continue reading

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Sweet Victories: Lessons for 2012

From The Nation | By Katrina vanden Heuvel: As we head into 2012, there are a lot of questions about where the Occupy energy will go from here. I’m confident it will move in powerful directions–fighting unjust foreclosures and evictions, … Continue reading

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Tomorrow: Nick Licata speaks about national momentum for Paid Sick Days laws

Friday (10/21/11) at 6:30 AM PST, the Center for American Progress and the National Partnership for Women & Families are hosting a discussion on the growing momentum for paid sick days laws. Paid, job-protected sick days provide a critical workplace … Continue reading

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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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