Great News: California Work & Family Coalition priority bill AB 908 (Gomez) passed the state legislature and is on its way to the Governor's desk! AB 908 will help more low income workers access Paid Family Leave by raising the wage replacement rates to 70% (60% for middle-high income earners). Coalition members are sending letters of support to the Governor (e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like information on how to help). This bill will make a huge difference to families in California and to other states and localities working on passing Paid Family Leave.
On Monday, March 7, I will join Alicia Garza, National Domestic Workers Alliance, and Mary Ignatius, Parent Voices on a panel hosted by Law at the Margins to talk about equity and Paid Family Leave. Register today and join the conversation about how we need diverse voices at the table when writing and implementing new laws. We will be talking about Lessons Learned in California and also the great strides we are making together as a state and country toward passing Paid Family Leave laws that work for all families.
This is a great time to talk about equity in our family leave laws - the state is about to launch a campaign for education and outreach, more diverse workers and organizations are mobilizing around workplace rights, and the Coalition is exploring new partnerships and ways to raise awareness. Stay tuned!