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Paid Sick and Safe Days: Responsible, Healthy Prevention

Paid Sick and Safe Days: Responsible, Healthy Prevention

December 20, 2013

Paid sick days are the responsible way to prevent the spread of disease and keep everyone healthy by encouraging sick workers and children to stay home – away from co-workers, schoolmates, and customers. 1 million people working in Washington have

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Washington state Senate drop budget ax, leaves Family Leave and Paid Sick Days untouched

Today, Washington’s State Senate released a no-new taxes budget for the 2013-15 biennium. The Senate’s proposed budget does increase funding for education – at least in selected areas. But without any new funding, it does so at the expense of

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Why do business lobbyists wear helmets to oppose paid sick time? Because the sky is always falling

Paid sick days benefit workers, businesses and public health – and the U.S. is the only advanced economy in the world that doesn’t ensure its citizens can earn paid sick time.

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Family Leave Is Out of Reach for Many American Families, Especially Latinos

Twenty years ago this month, former President Bill Clinton signed a bill into law aimed at helping parents take time off after the birth or adoption of a child. The reality, however, is that many Americans still can’t take time

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Sen. Rodney Tom and Senate Republicans sponsor bill to gut Seattle paid sick days law

A handful of WA state senators – none of whom represent Seattle constituents – are attempting to undermine Seattle’s democratic process and silence the will of the people.

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All you need to know about Seattle Paid Sick and Safe Time (and then some)

  The Seattle Coalition for a Healthy Workforce has a nice summary of Seattle’s Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance, with information for workers and employers alike – check it out here.  

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Can Batgirl save our economy?

Even a superhero can’t change public policy alone. That’s why we need your help right now. Make any gift to EOI during our ReCapture the Flag campaign between now and July 31st, and it will be matched dollar-for-dollar – up

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, EOI, Retirement Security, Social Security

Sure, your food is “sustainable” – but what about the wages for the people who made it?

There’s nothing more enticing than a good meal, but a recent report released by the Food Chain Workers Alliance might make your next feast a little less appealing. The report, The Hands That Feed Us, is an unnerving account of

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Low-wage workers have limited access to paid leave

While few workers have a designated paid family leave benefit, many do have limited amounts of paid leave available as vacation, sick leave, or paid time off. However, access to paid leave benefits varies across the labor force. In general,

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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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