Stories tagged: paid sick leave
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017
Trying to undermine paid sick leave laws goes against the values people in Spokane and across our state stood up for when they voted in favor of these policies.
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 5 p.m.
With Initiative 1433, Washington voters could increase minimum wage to $13.50 and mandate paid sick leave
The effects of raising the minimum wage through I-1433 are hard to predict.
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016
This fall, voters will decide whether the state’s minimum wage should be increased to $13.50, and if employers should provide paid sick leave for every worker. Before casting their ballot …
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016
I opened my coffee shop and restaurant in downtown Spokane almost two years ago. From the beginning, I knew that the most important assets of my businesses are my employees. …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 12:11 a.m.
Vermont has become the fifth state to require employers to provide paid sick leave to workers.
Tue., Jan. 26, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
Proposal wouldn’t let cities enact new sick leave or minimum wage laws
Sun., Jan. 10, 2016
Employers will cut jobs, hours or raise prices to offset additional costs.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 9, 2015, 10:24 p.m.
In race for Spokane City Council, Stratton and Verduin say they’re not proxies for Stuckart and Condon
Incumbent Spokane Councilwoman Karen Stratton is backed the council president. Her opponent, Evan Verduin, is supported by the mayor.
Sat., Aug. 15, 2015
A proposal to require employers to give their workers paid sick leave won’t be considered by city leaders until after they approve city spending for next year – after the …
Wed., April 1, 2015
Paid sick leave shot to the front of the Spokane City Council’s agenda this year, as council members vowed Tuesday to quickly pass a policy to provide workers the opportunity …
Tue., Jan. 27, 2015
OLYMPIA – Raising Washington’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2019 was described Monday as too much for some businesses and not enough for some workers. Representatives of grocery …