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Council in recess…

City Council is in recess for the next two weeks, meaning no committee meetings and probably very little news to share on the blog. I’ll be in and out of the office as I spend some time with my family and rest up for the next big item on the Council calendar–budget! And before we [...]


Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata’s statement on economists backing paid sick leave legislation

News Release
City Councilmember Licata released the following statement today on a letter received from the state's leading economists on the merits of paid sick leave legislation:

"Our state's prominent economists today sent a letter to the City Council supporting the proposed paid sick leave ordinance that I am sponsoring. ...


City Councilmember Nick Licata invites media outlets to discussion on paid sick leave

Please join Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata, along with the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Seattle-area chambers of commerce and other interested parties, to a discussion on paid sick leave. The Seattle City Council is considering a proposal to ensure all people working in Seattle have paid sick time for basic health needs. The event features a panel representing thoughts and views from all sides of the issue.


UP #309 Paid Sick Leave

There are approximately 190,000 people working in Seattle without paid sick leave. If you are not one of them, why should you care? Because, if they get sick, they go to work sick handling your food, your groceries, or your personal items in your home while caring for your loved ones. And it does happen. One in four grocery workers report coming to work sick when they don’t have paid sick leave. With 78% of accommodation and food service workers, about half of retail workers, and one fourth of health care workers not earning paid sick days, chances are they are going to work sick. In King County, from 2006 to 2010 approximately 30% of recent food borne illness outbreaks (almost all due to norovirus) was linked to food handlers who worked while sick.


Two new videos to check out

Happy Friday, Seattle! While this is the second day of sun in a row, I hear we are due for about ten days of rain. If you are stuck inside and want to learn more about what is going on in Seattle city government, check out these two videos. This first is a press conference [...]