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Statewide Campaign Pushing for Paid Sick Days for all Californians

 
Statewide Campaign Pushing for Paid Sick Days for all Californians
Posted Friday, May 9th 2014 @ 5pm  by KFBK News - Abbott Dutton

On this Mother's Day weekend, a statewide campaign is calling for paid sick days for all California workers.  

The "10,000 Mothers Strong - Paid Sick Days Now!" supports a bill that would grant at least three days of earned sick leave per year.  

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez says up to six million working Californians lack access to paid sick days and the majority are women.

"[Workers] have to risk losing their job or not being able to pay rent that month because they have to take hours off at no fault of their own," Gonzalez said. 

Her bill would allow sick leave to be used for personal illness, to care for a sick family member, or as leave to allow domestic violence and sexual assault survivors time to recover. 

 

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