CA Lawmakers Propose COVID-19 Bills To Help Food Service Workers, Stockpile PPECalifornia lawmakers on Wednesday advanced several bills spurred by the coronavirus, including one designed to aid food sector employees and another to stockpile personal protective equipment so the state isn’t caught short again.
Coronavirus Update: California To Provide Supplemental Paid Sick Leave For Food Sector WorkersGov. Gavin Newsom announced on Thursday that he had signed an executive order to provide supplemental paid sick leave for frontline workers in the state's food sector impacted by the coronavirus emergency.
Coronavirus Pandemic: Essential Workers Risking Their Lives Explore Legal RightsAs the number of coronavirus-related employee deaths grow, so does the anxiety among essential workers. Several employees say they don't have enough protective gear and are exploring legal action.
Bay Area Officials Seek Emergency Paid Sick Leave For Essential Workers In Coronavirus PandemicElected officials and workers from three different Bay Area cities announced Tuesday they're pushing for emergency paid sick leave ordinances to protect essential workers.
A Tale Of Two Cities: Oakland Workers Celebrate Minimum Wage Hike As Business Owners WorryThanks to Oakland's voter-approved Measure FF, minimum wages will rise to $12.25/hour on Monday. But as this employee wages go up, so go food prices forcing some restaurants to raise prices and cut worker hours.
California Legislature Considers Paid Sick Days For AllA controversial proposal to provide all workers in California with at least three paid sick days has passed its first legislative test in Sacramento.
Phil Matier: SF Housing Chief Opening New Restaurant While On Medical LeaveThe embattled head of San Francisco's Housing Authority, who is on paid medical leave, is apparently opening a restaurant in Berkeley with his wife. And, that's not sitting well with at least one San Francisco lawmaker.
San Jose City Union Agrees To Curb Sick-Pay Cash OutsThe Building Inspectors’ Union agreed on Tuesday to change its sick leave benefit for new city hires who will no longer be allowed to store up unused sick days and cash them out at retirement—an arrangement that costs the city millions of dollars.
Oakland Police Dealing With More Officers On Medical LeaveAlready dealing with low staffing levels, the Oakland Police Department has a growing number of officers on medical leave.
San Jose Looks To Cap Cop Sick Leave Retirement BuyoutsIn the face of staggering budget cuts, San Jose's policy of paying city workers for unused sick leave is coming under scrutiny.