- Friday, July 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Join us to tell Representative Mimi Walters: “Hands Off Our Paid Sick Days!”
The California Work & Family Coalition is working with our state and national partners to prepare for a Congressional preemption bill that could negatively impact our state and local paid sick days laws. Congresswoman Mimi Walters (CA-45) has been working with corporate and HR groups on national legislation that would create a voluntary threshold for paid sick days or flexible schedules — any employer who meets this federal threshold would NO LONGER HAVE TO COMPLY with state and local paid sick days laws and possibly others as well. This legislation would set a horrible precedent and negatively impact the health and well-being of our families and communities. They will pitch this bill as 'workplace flexibility,' but the employer gets to decide if the time you want would 'unduly disrupt' their business, and would likely have control over other factors as well. Click here for a call script if you are in Walters’ district and we’ll send updates on actions you can take with our local, state and Congressional paid sick days champions to get them to oppose this attack on democracy.
Article on big business organizations asking Congress for protection from paid leave laws
- Detailed talking points in opposition to Corporate "Safe Harbor"
We need your help: Join us in calling on Rep. Walters to back down from promoting this legislation:
1. Join our phone bank to call Congresswoman Walters' office and say "no" to Corporate Safe Harbor. Here is a phone script and number to call.
2. When the bill is introduced, we will host an event to call for the Congresswoman to step down. RSVP here so you can stay updated and join us at the event!
- Monday, August 28, 2017 at 05:00 PM
- Eureka Room, Basement of State Capitol in Sacramento, CA
The California Work and Family Coalition is proud to co-host this event with the California Endowment, First 5 California, California Newsreel, and Legal Aid at Work. Join us for a screening of "The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation," an eye-opening documentary on how social conditions, public polices and inequities impact our children, followed by a public forum discussion on the need for job-protected leave.