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ASK THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO KEEP THEIR PROMISE TO DELIVER THE NEEDED $3.4 MILLION FUNDING FOR NONPROFITS
The supplemental to fund a .75% CODB allocation to nonprofits will be heard before the Board Tuesday, March 3rd, Board of Supervisors’ Meeting at 2 pm
WE NEED AT LEAST 6 VOTES FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL TO PASS AND 8 TO BE VETO PROOF
Call or Email these Board Members and ask for their support:
Supervisor Norman Yee
(415) 554-6516 – voice
Supervisor Julie Christensen
(415) 554-7450 – voice
Supervisor London Breed
(415) 554-7630 – voice
Supervisor Malia Cohen
(415) 554-7670 – voice
Suggested Sample Call or Email:
Supervisor __________________, my name is ________, and I work at ______ , a city funded nonprofit. Nonprofit organizations—and their employees—serve San Francisco’s most vulnerable populations. We’ve have been hit hard by years of flat funding and small wage increases, and skyrocketing costs. San Francisco has the fastest growing economy and the highest income inequality in the country. You can fight inequality by providing some relief to nonprofit workers and the clients they serve. Approve the .75% CODB supplemental and show that you care about all of San Francisco’s residents.
When illness strikes, many workers are faced with a devastating decision: go to work sick or lose pay that keeps food on the table or the lights on in the house. That’s because California law doesn’t require employers to allow workers to earn paid time off to recover from an illness or take care of a sick family member. In California, four in ten workers have no paid sick time – leaving about 5 million Californians with no good option when personal or family needs arise.
The problem is even worse among low-wage and service-sector workers – among whom 78% can earn no sick leave. And working moms are hit the hardest. Imagine not being able to care for a sick child or yourself because your boss doesn’t offer any paid sick leave. That’s an unfortunate reality for far too many Californians because even a days’ wage is often too much to lose. That means that three out of every four workers serving you food, caring for your children, or even providing healthcare is forced to show up for work sick.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Cities and states across the country have passed Paid Sick Leave laws, and the results speak for themselves. In San Francisco, which passed a Paid Sick Leave law in 2007, job growth was unaffected and of the vast majority of employers reported no impact on productivity. Under new legislation in California, Assembly Bill 1522, employees would earn one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked – with an option for employers to cap accrued sick time at 3 days per year. That’s common-sense, family-supporting legislation that’s long overdue.