Paid Sick Days

We all get sick. But not everyone can stay home when they are contagious. In cities and states without paid sick days standards, 2 of every 5 workers don’t earn a single day of paid sick leave, including many on the front lines of public health and food safety – in restaurants, retail stores, and even health care. EOI is working to pass minimum paid sick days standards so no one has to choose between their job and their health.

Research and Publications

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Washington State Work & Family Agenda

Fact Sheet | September 10, 2014

Fair Pay  Women hold nearly half of all jobs and earn the majority of college degrees, yet

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Senate Commerce and Labor Committee hearing on HB 1313: Paid sick and safe leave

Testimony | February 26, 2014

Panelists Monica Bryant, grocery worker Traci Underwood, Washington State Coalition Agains

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Latest Blog Posts

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Office of Labor Standards: The right prescription for Seattle paid sick days

Marilyn Watkins | October 22, 2014

When Seattle’s City Council adopted the Paid Sick and Safe Leave ordinance in 2011, it was

Ladders to opportunity: Amanda

Economic Opportunity Institute | September 10, 2014

“Ever since I turned 16, I’ve had a job. I’ve always had at least two jobs, so when I lost

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Why it Matters