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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Testimony by Marilyn Watkins opposing SB 6578 and SSB 6087, limiting paid sick days and minimum wage ordinances

Testimony | February 1, 2016

Testimony of Marilyn Watkins, Economic Opportunity Institute, in opposition to SB 6578 and

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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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Latest Blog Posts

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Report from the White House Summit on the United State of Women

Marilyn Watkins | June 17, 2016

It was a privilege to be invited to attend the White House Summit on the United State of W

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Raise America’s Pay

Economic Opportunity Institute | June 10, 2016

Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute Policy Center, delivered the f

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Why it Matters

Policy Success

Paid Sick Days