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Despite fractures among labor, paid sick days bill clears Legislature
Despite fractures among labor, paid sick days bill clears Legislature

A bill that would significantly expand working Californians' access to paid time off for sick leave cleared the Legislature early Saturday morning.  The measure by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) would require employers to give their workers at least three paid sick days per year. Supporters say it would provide paid leave to approximately 6.5 million workers in the state.  Gonzalez, speaking in the Assembly, acknowledged the bill had been trimmed back, but said "we’ve been able to maintain the integrity of a bill that … would expand workers' rights in a way that is unprecedented in this state or in this nation when it comes to paid...

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