Urgent action needed on AB 500 – Paid Maternity Leave
Urge Governor Newsom to sign AB 500 – Paid maternity leave for teachers and school workers
Please take a moment to send a letter to Governor Newsom today, urging him to sign Assembly Bill 500 (Gonzalez, D-San Diego) and stand with educators and support staff who wish to start families.
Sponsored by CFT, AB 500 would require K-12 school districts and community colleges to provide a minimum of six weeks of paid leave for pregnancy, childbirth, miscarriage, and recovery for both certificated and classified school employees.
Hard-working and dedicated educators and support staff should not be forced to decide between starting a family and keeping their jobs. Too many teachers and school workers are currently forced to “schedule” pregnancies based on the school calendar, or to try to get by without pay.
We salute Governor Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom for putting forward their ‘Parents Agenda’, aimed at improving the lives of California’s families. Now Governor Newsom has the chance to take a strong stand for our teachers and school workers who wish to start families by signing AB 500.