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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Why Washington Needs Paid Sick Leave

Fact Sheet | January 13, 2016

1. Everyone gets sick – but 1 million Washington workers don’t get a single day of paid si

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Local Results of Paid Sick Days Laws

Fact Sheet | January 13, 2016

Research Overview Since San Francisco became the first U.S. jurisdiction to pass paid sick

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Latest Blog Posts

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Thursday May 19th: Celebrate paid sick and safe leave in Tacoma!

Economic Opportunity Institute | May 11, 2016

More than 30 cities and states have paid sick days, including Tacoma. It’s time to celebra

Initiative 1433: Democracy in action for more equitable wages and benefits

Economic Opportunity Institute | April 20, 2016

What is the value of work? Is it what you get paid? Economists trained to embrace the priv

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Why it Matters

Policy Success

Paid Sick Days