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.

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Research and Publications

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Testimony by Marilyn Watkins on HB 1356 (paid sick/safe leave), HB 1355 ($12/hr minimum wage), HB 1354 (employee anti-retaliation)

Testimony | February 19, 2015

Testimony of Marilyn Watkins before the Washington State House Commerce & Labor Commit

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Marilyn Watkins: Testimony on House Bill 1356, Paid Sick and Safe Leave

Testimony | January 28, 2015

Testimony on HB 1356, Establishing minimum standards for sick and safe leave from employme

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Latest Blog Posts

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What good is the “Land of Opportunity” if you’re kept offshore?

EOI Intern | April 17, 2015

A recent study from the Pew Research Center found that 70 percent of households face finan

April 14 is Equal Pay Day, the day in 2015 the typical woman working fulltime in the U.S. catches up to what her male counterpart made in 2014. [Image: American Association of University Women]
At this rate, equal pay for women is 43 years away – but we don’t have to sit and wait

Marilyn Watkins | April 14, 2015

April 14 is Equal Pay Day, the day in 2015 the typical woman working full-time in the U.S.

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Why it Matters