Statewide Paid Sick Days bill to be introduced this week!

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.

Published by waworkfam

The Washington Work and Family Coalition includes representatives of seniors, women, labor, health professionals, children’s advocates, faith communities, low income workers, employers, non-profits and other organizations. We’re working together to make it easier for parents to raise healthy children and care for aging parents; for workers to care for themselves or their partners in the event of a serious illness; and for businesses to offer modern workplace standards that improve productivity and worker health.

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