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Healthy Bellingham is a coalition of unions, community groups, and others seeking to establish a Paid Sick and Safe Leave ordinance for the City of Bellingham.

Mother Taking Daughter's Temperature --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Everybody gets sick, but about 21,000 people who work in Bellingham – 44% – don’t get a single day of paid sick leave. That means they must choose between losing family income or going to work sick. Over 20 U.S. cities have already acted to establish paid sick leave standards.

Our Goals:

  • Protect public health by allowing workers to act responsibly and stay home when sick or a sick child or family member needs their care – without losing income.
  • Promote economic prosperity by increasing economic stability for workers and their families, encouraging a more productive and stable workforce, and supporting business growth.

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