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Family Values @ Work Congratulates Washington’s Paid Leave Win

Today’s paid family and medical leave victory is a huge win for Washington’s working families. It also sends a signal to the rest of the country that when lawmakers from across the aisle are willing to talk and listen and

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Molly – Paid Sick Days Deliver Health and Goodwill

Molly Moon Neitzel owns Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream in Seattle, WA. Molly Moon’s has eight locations and employs 75 team members in the winter months, and as many as 200 in the summer. Before she opened, Molly wrote a

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Senator Patty Murray: A Champion for Paid Sick Days

Lack of paid sick days can be damaging, even fatal. Share our account of a recent press call with Sen. Patty Murray and plans to fix that.

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PHILADELPHIA COUNCIL VOTES FOR PAID SICK DAYS

Second Win This Month, Fourth City to Pass Legislation Anyone who’s been to Philly knows about Philly cheesesteaks. When you buy one, you’ll be asked whether you want it with or without onions. In the past several years, the Coalition

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Grocery workers’ sick deal

From the Seattle Times: Tasha West-Baker can make you a latte, slice your lunch meat or make you a cake at Safeway. And she could make your entire family ill for days. West-Baker doesn’t get paid sick days from the

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Family leave insurance can help prime the pump for economic recovery

Via Washington Policy Watch Whether we’re in a recession or economic boom, almost all employees have family obligations. From planning the birth of a new baby, to taking care of an elderly parent,  to dealing with long term medical emergencies,

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Health Expert Links PSD to Reducing Foodborne Illness

Richard Lillie, who works for the Department of Health in Washington state, writes into the News Tribune today about the recently kicked off campaign for paid sick days in Tacoma. This is a man who knows about foodborne illness from

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