We Made Politics Matter – Supplementary Paid Sick Leave Extended

Article Published on October 14, 2022

California’s Supplementary Paid Sick Leave—providing up to 80 hours of COVID-19 relief to families—has been extended through the end of 2022, past its original planned date of September 31. The victory for working families comes after a concerted effort by SEIU Local 1000 and our statewide labor allies who partnered to press for the extension.

We lobbied lawmakers in California’s Assembly and Senate, the Governor’s Office, and the Department of Finance to extend this important lifeline.

While many of our members, whether working in office or remotely, may have already exhausted their eligibility to this leave bank many others have not. As exposure to COVID is ever present, it was critical to extend this paid sick leave as a mitigation measure to prevent the virus from ramping back up.

We made politics matter for our represented employees and all of California’s working families!