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 ā€“ 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.

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Research and Publications

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Support local governments’ right to enact basic workplace standards

Testimony | January 29th, 2014

Good afternoon. Iā€™m Marilyn Watkins of the Economic Opportunity Institute and the Washingt

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Washington State Work & Family Agenda

Issue Brief | January 10th, 2014

Paid leave strengthens economic security A new baby, a bout of flu, or a cancer diagnosis

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Latest Blog Posts

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Powerful new video on the national fight for working families

Maggie Humphreys | April 14th, 2014

Voices from the Front Lines – a powerful new video from Family Values @ Work – combines a

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Equal Pay for Women Requires Paid Time to Care

Economic Opportunity Institute | April 8th, 2014

As we pause to commemorate Equal Pay Day ā€“ the day well into the year when the earnings of

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