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  • Berkeley Zero Weeks

    Join us for a screening and panel discussion of the award-winning documentary “ZERO WEEKS.” Examining paid family leave from an emotional, health, economic, and global perspective, “ZERO WEEKS” shows us why every American should have the right to paid leave to care for themselves and be there when their family needs them most.

    This event will highlight the state and national movement for Paid Family Leave, raise awareness about the push for universal fully paid leave in Berkeley and support the California Work & Family Coalition’s work of making paid family leave a reality for all Californians.


    Speakers and Panelists

    Ben Bartlett, Berkeley City Council

    Netsy Firestein, Center for American Progress

    Clarissa Doutherd, Parent Voices – Oakland

    Holly Stewart, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

    Molly Curley O'Brien, The Office of Assemblymember Tony Thurmond

    Renata Moreira, Our Family Coalition


    The History of Paid Family Leave in California

    California’s Paid Family Leave program provides 6 weeks of partial wage replacement to workers who take time to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child.  Over 2 million California workers have benefitted from Paid Family Leave since the law was implemented in 2004.  Since it’s passage, Coalition organizations have worked to expand access to Paid Family Leave through education, outreach, and policy change

    The California Work & Family Coalition is a statewide alliance of community organizations, unions, non-profits, and individuals dedicated to helping parents, caregivers, and families thrive.


    About Berkeley's Paid Family Leave Ordinance

    Berkeley City Councilmember Ben Bartlett introduced a city ordinance in 2018 that would help more low-income workers benefit from Paid Family Leave by requiring employers to fill the gap between the current wage replacement and the employee’s full pay. 


    Event Sponsors and Hosts

    Join us in making Paid Leave a reality for all workers. Event sponsors + hosts include:

    The California Work & Family Coalition

    Office of Berkeley Councilmember Ben Bartlett

    Legal Aid at Work

    YWCA San Francisco & Marin

    Office of Assemblymember Tony Thurmond

    Human Impact Partners

    Small Business Majority

    Mi Familia Vota

    The UC Berkeley Labor Center

    Equal Rights Advocates

    Stronger California

    CA Employment Lawyer’s Association

    CA WIC Association

    ACLU of Northern California

    Our Family Coalition

    Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap Initiative

    Center for Early Learning at Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Netsy Firestein


    Help Us Cover Costs of the Event

    We are raising funds to cover the cost of putting on this free and public event. If you or your organization are able to contribute financially, please click here to make a donation. Thank you for your contribution and support!

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