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We did it! Seattle passes progressive income tax!

Just a few months after the Economic Opportunity Institute and Trump Proof Seattle proposed a tax on the wealthy, the Seattle City Council has come through. Just this afternoon, the council unanimously voted to create a city income tax to

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Progressive Tax Reform

Office of Labor Standards: The right prescription for Seattle paid sick days

When Seattle’s City Council adopted the Paid Sick and Safe Leave ordinance in 2011, it was embarking on new territory. For the first time, the City established a labor standard covering most employers operating within city limits. That precedent and the

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Sick Days

Seattle proposes rules for Paid Sick and Safe Leave ordinance – first community comment mtg Thursday

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) has proposed Administrative Rules for the City Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance – you can see them here: http://www.cityofseattle.net/civilrights/SickLeave.htm. Public comment will be taken until Monday, April 30, 2012. Your input will

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Sick Days

Lessons from winning Paid Sick Days in Seattle

In September 2011, the City of Seattle adopted minimum standards for paid sick and safe leave, covering most people employed inside the city limits. Beginning in September 2012, an estimated 150,000 people will newly have the right to earn time

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Sick Days

Seattle is getting down to the details on paid sick days – and your input is crucial!

Crossposted from the Washington Family Leave Coalition: You helped pass paid sick days in Seattle – but the devil is in the details. As the city begins drafting the rules that will actually implement the new ordinance, your input is

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Sick Days

Washington and Seattle taking steps to combat wage theft

What would you do if your employer didn’t pay you for your time on the job? Or failed to compensate you for overtime? Or paid you less than the minimum wage? These types of wage violations actually aren’t that uncommon.

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Minimum Wage

Tomorrow: Nick Licata speaks about national momentum for Paid Sick Days laws

Friday (10/21/11) at 6:30 AM PST, the Center for American Progress and the National Partnership for Women & Families are hosting a discussion on the growing momentum for paid sick days laws. Paid, job-protected sick days provide a critical workplace

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Check, Paid Sick Days

Local grocery store worker Tasha West-Baker talks about how she helped pass Seattle’s paid sick days law

From The Story via American Public Media, cross-posted from Seattle Coalition for a Healthy Workforce: Getting Her Due: Ever noticed a sniffling check-out clerk when going through a grocery line and wondered why they didn’t stay home? Tasha West Baker

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Sick Days

Exclusive: Seattle Law Advances Paid Sick Leave Campaign

From the Women’s Media Center: Seattle recently became the third U.S. city to adopt paid sick days standards. With an 8 to 1 council vote on September 12, Seattle joins San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and the state of Connecticut in

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Seattle City Council passes landmark paid sick days ordinance

With an 8-1 vote, the Seattle City Council passed a landmark ordinance to ensure workers in all but the city’s smallest businesses can earn paid sick days on the job – one of the strongest such policies in the nation.

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Sick Days
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