DC Just Passed Great Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Days Bills. What’s in them?

Congratulations to all DC workers and to the advocates who helped push the DC Council to pass unanimously the Fair Minimum Wage Act and Earned Sick and Safe Leave Amendment Act of 2013 today without allowing the bills to be weakened by amendments. Although news reports have shared some of the highlights of the worker…

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DC Council Unanimously Supports Paid Sick Days and Raising the Minimum Wage

Yesterday the Paid Sick Days for All Campaign and Respect DC celebrated a huge victory: both the Earned Sick and Safe Leave Amendment Act and the Minimum Wage Amendment Act passed their preliminary votes unanimously. The final vote on both bills will be taking place on Decemer 17th. To ensure the bills aren’t watered down…

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Paid Sick Days for All Campaign Kicks into High Gear

  The momentum for the paid sick days campaign is building. The Earned Sick and Safe Leave Amendment Act, which ensures that no worker in DC will be forced to choose between her health and her economic security, was introduced with overwhelming support in the DC Council on September 17th. Since then, the Paid Sick…

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Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Enhanced Paid Sick Days in DC

Cross-posted from http://www.iwpr.org/blog/2013/11/01/weighing-the-costs-and-benefits-of-enhanced-paid-sick-days-in-dc/ On September 17, DC city councilmembers introduced the “Earned Sick and Safe Leave Amendment Act of 2013,” a proposal that would take the current DC paid sick days (PSD) law a step further in providing safeguards to workers in the District. While DC was among the first to pass citywide PSD legislation in 2008, the…

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Paid Sick Days and Minimum Wage Hearing Draws Hundreds of Supporters

One hundred and forty people, passionate about strengthening the paid sick days law in DC and raising the minimum wage, signed up to testify at Monday’s hearing at the DC Council. Dozens of other DC residents attended the hearing to show their support for both these measures. The Paid Sick Days for All Coalition, led…

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The Paid Sick Days Bill has been Introduced!

On September 17, the Earned Sick and Safe Leave Amendment Act of 2013 was introduced in the DC City Council! The bill had widespread support from Councilmembers. The bill was co-introduced by: Chairman Phil Mendelson Councilmember Marion Barry Councilmember Mary Cheh Councilmember Muriel Bowser Councilmember Vincent Orange Councilmember Anita Bonds Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie Councilmember Tommy Wells…

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Highlights from the #psdbarcrawl

Over 30 volunteers took to the streets on Thursday night, visiting nine bars to talk with managers and waitstaff about the importance of paid sick days.  We split up into three teams, visiting the following bars: Team 1: El Centro, Alero, Nellie’s Team 2: Policy, Matchbox, Cause Team 3: Garden District, Ben’s Next Door, Solly’s…

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U Street bar crawl for #paidsickdays tonight!

We’re hitting the town tonight in support of paid sick days!  RSVP to join us, and follow on Twitter with #psdbarcrawl. We’ll be splitting up into four teams, each visiting a number of bars.  At each one, we’ll speak with the workers and management about why paid sick days are so important, and will also…

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