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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.

Press Release

Nearly 7 Million Californians to Receive Access to Paid Sick Days

Today, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB 1522), making California the second state in the country to provide paid sick days to its residents. The new law – authored by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) – will provide up to three paid sick days a year to approximately 6.5 million working Californians.

Press Release

California’s families and communities need paid sick days

Today, the California legislature took a critical step to support working families and promote public health in our state by guaranteeing a minimum of three paid sick days for millions of working Californians. Governor Jerry Brown indicated his support for the bill, and we are hopeful that he will soon sign it into law.

What's Next?

For the next generation, by the next generation

As you might expect, here at Next Generation we spend a lot of time talking and writing about the next generation of Americans – what they need to thrive and how to make the best world for them to do it in. This week, however, we featured a blog post by a member of that new generation.

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.