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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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Majority Proposal Reached by Council on Paid Sick Days – supported by Coalition for a Healthy Workforce

Seattle,WA – Today a majority of the Seattle City Council members announced they have reached a consensus for a paid sick days proposal. This Majority Proposal is supported by the Coalition for a Healthy Workforce, a coalition of more than … Continue reading

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New Poll Shows Strong Support among Seattle Voters for Paid Sick Days

It comes as little surprise that paid sick days have received overwhelming public support in Seattle. But until now, it’s been difficult to say with precision just how strong that support really is. Released today, a poll conducted in late … Continue reading

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Do Healthy Schools Depend on Parents’ Paid Sick Leave?

From the Lake Stevens Journal: SEATTLE – The Seattle City Council will soon vote on a provision that would make it easier for working parents to cope with sick children, heating the debate about requiring employers to offer paid sick … Continue reading

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Seattle will be healthier with required paid sick days

From the Seattle Times: By Makini Howell and Dr. David Springer AS a chef and as a doctor, we are often asked our opinion. Usually it’s about what’s good on the menu or what’s good to treat an illness, not … Continue reading

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Lack of paid sick leave shortchanges rural workers

Via WPW: From the Carsey Institute: Rural workers have less access to sick leave, forcing them to choose between caring for themselves or family members, and losing pay or perhaps even their jobs when faced with an illness, according to … Continue reading

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