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Celebrate safer, healthier Seattle as Paid Sick Days takes effect

By Lynne Dodson and Diane Zahn, from The Stand A year ago, when you went to a local Seattle restaurant, grocery store or even health clinic there was more than a passing chance that the person serving you might have … Continue reading

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Seattle proposes rules for Paid Sick and Safe Leave ordinance – first community comment mtg tomorrow

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) has proposed Administrative Rules for the City Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance – you can see them here: http://www.cityofseattle.net/civilrights/SickLeave.htm. Public comment will be taken until Monday, April 30, 2012. Your input will … Continue reading

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Make sure candidates know you and your family care about paid sick days and paid family leave!

Washington’s regular 2012 legislative session ended without action on the Paid Sick Days bill. The special session that convened in mid-March is focused on the state budget. Will Washington’s 2013-14 Legislature support paid sick days and paid family and medical … Continue reading

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Seattle is getting down to the details on paid sick days – and your input is crucial!

Crossposted from the Washington Family Leave Coalition: You helped pass paid sick days in Seattle – but the devil is in the details. As the city begins drafting the rules that will actually implement the new ordinance, your input is … Continue reading

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Seattle was a great start – now let’s take paid sick days statewide!

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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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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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