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Paid sick days bill debated in state Senate hearing

The Washington State Senate Commerce and Labor Committee heard three bills on the issue of paid sick leave yesterday. One of the bills, Senate bill 5594 sponsored by Sen. Nick Harper, would ensure all workers in Washington state could earn

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Seattle council member Nick Licata wins progressive leadership award

Seattle City Council member Nick Licata – prime sponsor of Seattle Paid Sick and Safe Days ordinance – was recently named The Nation Magazine’s “Most Valuable Local Official” on the Progressive Honor Roll of 2012. The Nation cites his progressive

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The push for paid sick days gains steam across U.S.

Efforts to ensure paid sick leave as a basic workplace right have been gaining steam across the country (did you hear the Seattle City Council passed a paid sick days ordinance?), and a flood of recent reports have highlighted the

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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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Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn Signs Landmark Paid Sick Days Legislation

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn signed landmark city legislation into law today, ensuring that hundreds of thousands of people working in Seattle will be able to earn paid sick days on the job. When the new law takes effect next September,

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Council has votes to require paid sick leave

From the Seattle Times: Seattle appears poised to become the third city in the country to require businesses to provide paid sick leave to their workers. Six of the City Council’s nine members signed onto a plan Thursday that mandates

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Seattle paid sick days ordinance passes key committee vote

Via the Seattle Coalition for a Healthy Workforce: Today’s committee vote to pass Seattle’s “common ground” paid sick days ordinance is a big step forward for the 190,000 people working in Seattle who don’t have paid sick days on the

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Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata on economists backing paid sick leave legislation

Via Seattle Coalition for a Healthy Workforce: City Councilmember Licata released the following statement today on a letter received from the state’s leading economists on the merits of paid sick leave legislation: “Our state’s prominent economists today sent a letter

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