From The Stand:

When we go out for a meal or shop for groceries, none of us wants to come home with stomach flu. Yet most of the employees working in Seattle restaurants, and many in grocery stores, daycares, hotels, and even medical centers don’t get any paid sick leave.

Many workers without paid leave earn lower wages and have no cushion in the family budget. If they get sick, they have to make the hard choice – either go to work or lose a day’s pay.

That’s why the Seattle Coalition for a Healthy Workforce is urging the Seattle City Council to adopt a new minimum standard for paid sick days, modeled after laws already on the books in San Francisco and Milwaukee.

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