Our collective action, including calls from educators and other union members across the state, proved successful on Jan. 25, when Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders announced an agreement that will provide supplemental paid COVID sick leave (SPSL) to educators, school personnel and all California workers.
The proposal, which will be voted on by the Legislature next week, provides up to 80 hours of SPSL, with a guarantee of 40 hours to all employees. It is retroactive to Jan. 1 and extends to Sept. 30, 2022.
“This leave will allow school employees to quarantine, recover, and return to their students and classrooms,” said CTA President E. Toby Boyd, adding that the agreement “is the fruits of our collective labor as educators, labor partners and state leaders committed to the health and well-being of California workers.”
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