Trick or Treat for a Healthy DC!

On October 31, from 6 to 9 PM, restaurant workers, activists, young folks and not so young will be coming together and hitting the streets among the throngs of trick-or-treaters. But instead of asking for candy, we’ll be asking our friends and neighbors in Petworth to sign our petition to ensure that all workers in…

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Washington Post reports on audit of paid sick days law.

  On Saturday, the Washington Post reported on our efforts to ensure the DC Auditor reviews the 2008 Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act, which gives most workers in the District the ability to earn up to seven paid sick days. Unfortunately, this law excludes tipped restaurant workers and any worker within their first year…

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Business Voices: Employers Discuss Implementation of D.C. Earned Sick Days Law

The Center for Law and Social Policy has released this great video showing what successful business owners in the District have to say about implementing the 2008 Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act (ASSLA) – DC’s earned sick days law. Several business owners talk about what this las has meant for their  business and their employees, and how difficult it was for…

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Recommendations for an Evaluation of the District of Columbia’s Paid Sick Days Law

In a new briefing paper, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) recommends that the District of Columbia undertake a comprehensive study of the effects of the city’s paid sick leave law – The Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act (ASSLA). In  2008, DC became the second city in the country to pass a law requiring that employers allow workers to earn…

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Paid sick days on the radio.

Last week, our very own Monica Kamen (Jews United for Justice) joined Dave Shuster on The Union Edge and the Working Family Radio Network to talk about the Paid Sick Days for All Campaign. Click HERE and skip to 2:04:00 to listen to Monica’s interview.     Don’t forget to support paid sick days for all restaurant…

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Who is least likely to get Paid Sick Days?

Take Action for Paid Sick Days! Think there’s something wrong when only 12.9% of restaurant workers have access to paid sick days? We are working to ensure that no worker has to choose between taking care of their health and earning a day’s pay. CLICK on this infographic created by the Restaurant Opportunities Center –…

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Here’s a Tip for Restaurant Week, D.C.: Paid Sick Days Mean Healthy Workers, Healthy Businesses and a Healthy District.

First posted by Family Values at Work, a national network helping spur the growing movement for paid sick days. Ahh…Restaurant Week in D.C.  I’ve been dying to try this place!  Upscale.  Always packed.  Good food, good wine, and…ah, ah, aaaaa-chooooo! Unfortunately, this week, as you’re dining out at the hippest, new restaurant in Washington, D.C., you…

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Dear Worker, Get Well Soon!

Are you ready to dine out and visit your favorite restaurant during DC’s “Restaurant Week” (August 13-19? Just like you, we all love great quality food at a reasonable price, and Restaurant Week brings us just that. Unfortunately, for many restaurant workers this means being forced to work while sick. Research shows that over 80% of…

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