Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn signs the Paid Sick and Safe Leave ordinancePicture: Jen Nance

The upcoming 60-day legislative session will be a difficult one, but there’s something to look forward to: the introduction of a statewide paid sick days bill!

The Washington Family Leave Coalition been working with several legislators who want to build on the success of Seattle’s recent Paid Sick Days ordinance. They plan to introduce companion bills in the state House and Senate this week to ensure all workers in Washington can earn paid sick days while on the job.

We’ll post the bill numbers and key dates as soon as they’re made available – so check back in the coming days¬†(or Like us on Facebook) for more information.

We need your help: Public hearings on the paid sick days bills will be held later in January, and we need people who can share personal testimony about importance of paid sick days for working people and families. If you’re interested, please contact Marilyn Watkins.

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