Seattle City Council approves paid sick leave for gig workers

Posted on AllSides March 28th, 2023
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The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to permanently give most gig workers paid sick and paid safe time, the latest in the expansion of labor rights for app-based workers, and the first statute of its kind nationally. The vote broadens and cements the pandemic-era policy that previously allowed food delivery workers to accrue paid sick and safe time (PSST) until April 30 of this year, six months after the end of the city’s emergency order. Maria Hernandez, who has worked for DoorDash and Uber Eats since 2019, said when...

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