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Seattle’s paid sick and safe leave ordinance a win for workers and business

Anyone who’s spent time in Seattle recently knows from the cranes punctuating the skyline, the new restaurants in every neighborhood, and the traffic jams that business here is booming. Seattle’s paid sick and safe leave ordinance went into effect in

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Advocates, working people urge Washington Senate to pass sick and safe leave

Advocates from business, domestic violence prevention, senior citizen services, organized labor and workers from the retail, restaurant and grocery industry came together last week to urge the Washington State Senate to pass paid sick and safe leave. Panelists Monica Bryant,

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Paid Sick and Safe Days bill clears last committee before full House vote

The Paid Sick and Safe Days bill is one step closer to passage in the Washington state House after clearing the Rules Committee, its final hurdle before being scheduled for a floor vote. “This is a big deal,” said EOI

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Abra-ca-dabra arithmetic from corporate lobbyists won’t cancel paid sick days

Paid sick days are good for our economy, according to numerous studies by seasoned economists. That’s why Americans in cities and states across the country from all parts of the political spectrum support this policy. The same policy is under

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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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