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 | November 7, 2014

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

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Paid Sick and Safe Days

Fact Sheet | November 7, 2014

Everyone gets sick or needs to see the doctor now and then – but an estimated 1 million Wa

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Latest Blog Posts

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WA voters support paid sick days standard, minimum wage increase — what’s standing in the way?

Economic Opportunity Institute | January 28, 2015

Few issues before Washington legislators in 2015 can match the overwhelming level of publi

Show WA legislators you support Paid Sick Days and Paid Family Leave!

Economic Opportunity Institute | January 23, 2015

Two bills to improve economic security for Washington’s working families are off to a stro

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Why it Matters