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Mother's Day Wish: Paid Sick Days

PHOTO: A statewide campaign called "10,000 Mothers Strong - Paid Sick Days Now!" is being launched to support the "Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act" that would grant all California workers at least three days of sick leave per year. Photo credit: Wikipedia.
PHOTO: A statewide campaign called "10,000 Mothers Strong - Paid Sick Days Now!" is being launched to support the "Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act" that would grant all California workers at least three days of sick leave per year. Photo credit: Wikipedia.
May 9, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – All some California moms may want for Mother's Day is a paid day off when they don't feel well.

A statewide campaign called 10,000 Mothers Strong – Paid Sick Days Now! is being launched in support of pending legislation that would grant all California workers at least three days of earned sick leave per year.

Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez says up to 6 million working Californians lack access to paid sick days and the majority are women.

"Who 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," she points out.

The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act 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.

Gonzalez says the state must adapt to the reality facing today's working families in this economy, when they can no longer rely on stay-at-home parents in times of illness.

"This lack of earned sick days is a tremendous problem, straining the pocketbooks of working families, the health and well-being of the workplaces and stores, and the sustainability of our health care system," she says.

A report released Thursday by Next Generation shows only 61 percent of Americans working in the private sector receive paid sick leave.

Those with greater access to paid sick days tend to be full-time and high-wage workers.

White, black and Asian non-Hispanic workers also are more likely than Hispanic workers to have access to sick time.



Lori Abbott, Public News Service - CA