A Seattle Mom’s Story: Why We All Need Paid Sick Days

December 17, 2013 | Economic Opportunity Institute

One evening in 2010, Monica’s baby had a seizure. After a frantic call to 911, a terrifying rush to the hospital, and a night spent by her son’s side, Monica had to get to her 7 am shift at a local Safeway. She hated to leave her son but she couldn’t afford to lose a day’s pay or risk her job. But now with paid sick days in Seattle, Monica — and more than two and a quarter million other workers across the county — don’t have to leave an ill child or go to work sick.

Learn more and get engaged in Washington’s campaign for paid sick days with the Washington Work and Family Coalition.

Via Family Values @ Work

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