Urge the Washington Senate to take action on sick and safe days!

We all need paid sick daysThanks to the work of people like you, we passed Washington’s first statewide paid sick days bill in the House this past January.

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.

Take action now and urge your Senator to support paid sick and safe days!

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. 

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About 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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