It’s so easy to get caught up in the political maneuvering in Olympia that lawmakers sometimes lose sight of how what we do impacts the lives of the men, women and families across our state. Seattle’s paid sick leave law is a great example. The law promotes good public health and provides an important protection for employees, ensuring that employees will not have to choose between risking their health and providing for their families. Yet the Republican majority pushed through a bill today to override the will of Seattle voters and roll back the sick leave law.
Wonder who will this bill affect? Here are just a few true stories I’ve come across from people whose lives have been dramatically improved by the paid sick leave law: Read more here.