California: Paid Family Leave Today's signing of a bill by California Gov. Gray Davis makes that state the first in the nation to mandate six weeks of paid family leave for people to take care of a newborn, newly adopted child or sick family member. Workers taking the leave would receive 55 percent of their wages while they're gone. Pam Haynes of the California Labor Federation lobbied for the legislation. Allan Zaremberg of the California Chamber of commerce opposes it. Robert Siegel talks with both of them about their views.
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California: Paid Family Leave

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Today's signing of a bill by California Gov. Gray Davis makes that state the first in the nation to mandate six weeks of paid family leave for people to take care of a newborn, newly adopted child or sick family member. Workers taking the leave would receive 55 percent of their wages while they're gone. Pam Haynes of the California Labor Federation lobbied for the legislation. Allan Zaremberg of the California Chamber of commerce opposes it. Robert Siegel talks with both of them about their views.