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44% of San Diegans Lack Access to Earned Sick Days [Press Conference 2-26-14]

A new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that 44 percent of San Diego’s private sector employees lack access to a single earned sick day. More than half of San Diego’s Hispanic workers (55%) lack access to earned sick days.

Speakers will included:
•Genoveva Borroel, Former Hotel Employee
•Rosa Lopez, Janitor
•Ken Jacobs, Chair of the UC Berkeley Labor Center and author of “When Mandates Work: Raising Labor Standards at the Local Level”
•Justin Hewgill, supervising attorney of Employment and Labor Law with the Employee Rights Center
•Scott Mullins, Teacher
•Jennifer Riggs, Nurse
•Rob Nothoff, Research and Policy Analyst at the Center on Policy Initiatives

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