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.

Research and Publications

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Support local governments’ right to enact basic workplace standards

Testimony | January 29, 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 10, 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 14, 2014

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

Equal Pay for Women Requires Paid Time to Care

Economic Opportunity Institute | April 8, 2014

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

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