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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Spokane City Council holds firm on commitment to paid sick days

Marilyn Watkins | January 26, 2016

Spokane’s City Council held firm on their commitment to assuring that people working in th

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Congratulations on paid sick and safe leave, Spokane!

Economic Opportunity Institute | January 13, 2016

On Monday, the Spokane City Council passed an ordinance assuring most people working in th

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Why it Matters

Policy Success

Paid Sick Days