Now the bill is moving to the Senate, and we need your help to urge your Senator’s support on paid sick and safe leave.
We know the bill will face fierce opposition from corporate lobbyists in the state Senate, but the 1 million Washington workers without access to paid sick and safe leave can’t afford for politics to trump good policy.
Take action today and urge your Senator to support paid sick and safe leave. Email them on our action page or call the legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000.
No one should have to got to work sick or leave a sick child at home because they can’t afford to lose a day’s pay. Women like Jennifer, a restaurant worker who was nearly beaten to death by her partner, shouldn’t have to worry about making ends meet when they take unpaid leave to seek medical services or testify in court.
Across the country, states and cities are taking action to expand access to paid sick days. Washington D.C., New York City, San Francisco, Jersey City, Connecticut, Portland, OR, SeaTac and Seattle have passed laws allowing workers to accrue paid sick and safe leave.
We can do better for Washington’s working families. Act today.