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

Economic Opportunity Institute | January 23, 2015

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Will the Tacoma City Council pass the weakest paid sick days law in the nation?

Marilyn Watkins | December 12, 2014

No one should be forced to go to work sick. No one should be forced to stay at work when t

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