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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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Here’s how government helps with job creation

From the Everett Herald: The accepted wisdom is that the wealthy, banks and the biggest corporations are job creators. But in fact, too many are job-taker-away-ers. They suck money, our money, out of the economy and hoard it or spend

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Column

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 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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