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Washington Work and Family Coalition announces proposal for statewide paid family and medical leave

SEATTLE – Today the Washington Work and Family Coalition announced their policy proposal for paid family and medical leave in Washington. Under the proposed bills, Washington workers would be able to use extended paid leave for events like the birth

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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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Watch: Makini Howell on the business of doing good business

Local business owner, entrepreneur, chef, author and all-around rock star Makini Howell recently joined the Washington Work and Family Coalition for a local forum on women’s economic security. Makini, who is on the board of the Main Street Alliance, shared

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One year after Paid Sick Days law in Seattle, business formation and job growth remain strong

One year after Seattle’s paid sick days law took effect, local businesses owners joined the small business group Main Street Alliance to present a new report on the economic impacts of the law. Joe Fugere, owner of Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria; Makini

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WANTED: Your nominations for a progressive leader making a difference

Call for Nominations! Each year, EOI gives the Aubrey Davis Award for Progressive Leadership to a champion of progressive economic values – someone working for broad-based economic opportunity and making an impact in the lives of everyday people.* Help us

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WA delegation at national summit on paid sick days and paid family leave

Members of Washington’s delegation to the 2012 National Summit on Paid Sick Days and Paid Family Leave are now in the “other” Washington to study best practices and lessons for paid sick days and paid family leave campaigns. Tomorrow they’ll

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Seattle Times op-ed: Seattle will be healthier with required paid sick days

From the Seattle Times: By Makini Howell and Dr. David Springer AS a chef and as a doctor, we are often asked our opinion. Usually it’s about what’s good on the menu or what’s good to treat an illness, not

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