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California Work & Family Coalition

California Work & Family Coalition

The Coalition’s Next Big Step

For the Children & Families Program at Next Generation it’s the end of an era, but the beginning of a new one too. Too Small to Fail and the policy team are moving on to The Opportunity Institute. And as part of these transitions, there is another big change to announce: the next chapter for the California Work & Family Coalition.

California Work & Family Coalition

Women's Economic Empowerment Means a Stronger Calif♀rnia

Economic equality, poverty, and child care advocates will join legislators at a press conference today to call for new policies that will help secure women’s economic empowerment in California, and benefit families and communities across the state.

San Francisco needs #SchedulesThatWork

In San Francisco, the first legislation of its kind is currently being considered to increase predictable scheduling among certain retail and food service workers. Although San Francisco currently has the highest minimum wage in the country, it also has one of the highest costs of living in the United States. Nearly a quarter of San Francisco workers are employed part-time and face unpredictable s

California Work & Family Coalition

Election Results in Paid Sick Days Wins for Families and Workers

Not only did voters approve measures to raise the minimum wage in Nebraska, Arkansas, Alaska, and South Dakota, but Massachusetts voters also passed a historic measure to guarantee employees access to paid sick days, making it the third state in the country to pass such a law.

California Work & Family Coalition

Momentum Builds for State and Local Paid Sick Days Policies

Having the right to take a day off from work when you are ill shouldn’t have to be a dream – it should be a reality for all workers. But millions of Californians are forced to come to work sick or send their child to school ill because they don’t have access to a single paid sick day.

California Work & Family Coalition

When Minimum Wage Doesn’t Cut It: The Need for Stable Work Schedules

Most hourly and part-time workers report unstable hours. Often times, these workers have little input into their work schedules and may receive their schedules less than a week in advance. Precarious schedules threaten workers’ economic security and create challenges that disproportionately hurt working parents.