Statement Last night, Tacoma made history as the very first jurisdiction in the nation to pass a paid sick days ordinance in 2015. The ordinance passed by a vote of 8-1. The final ordinance improved on Mayor Strickland's original paid sick days proposal by covering all workers, including those in labor unions. The 40,000 members of MomsRising in Washington state and the over one million members nationwide who have been working hard to advance paid sick days, mark this moment as a step forward.
January 28, 2015
January 20, 2015
Statement "Tonight, the President clearly articulated what mothers across the nation experience every day: Our families, our children, and our economy are being hurt by the fact that we as a nation have yet to update our antiquated workplace and family economic security policies, including those relating to childcare, earned sick days, paid family (maternity/paternity) leave, fair pay, taxes, and healthcare access.
January 15, 2015
Statement “Today, President Obama took a tremendous step forward to update the antiquated policies that are hurting our economy, women, moms and working families all over America.