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Most gig workers paid sick leave under new Seattle law


( ) -q-21- UNDATED (Correspondent Jeremy House) “measure was ‘misguided.'”

Most gig workers in Seattle will be permanently entitled to paid sick leave and safe time under a first-in-the-nation law.

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TAG: Correspondent Jeremy House reporting. Seattle previously allowed food delivery workers to accrue paid sick and safe time. But that policy was due to expire May 1, six months after the end of the city’s emergency pandemic order.

VERBATIM: The new measure signed by Mayor Bruce Harrell expands protections extended during the coronavirus pandemic. It also strengthens labor rights for app-based workers. The City Council voted unanimously to make it permanent for “on-demand” gig workers on apps such as DoorDash, Postmates and Instacart. Instacart suggests the measure was “misguided.”

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