Governor Signs Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Bill Huge Victory for UFCW Members

Thanks to the efforts of Local 5’s legislative team and UFCW members throughout the State, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Senate Bill 114, reinstating COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for California’s workers through September 30.

You are now entitled for up to two weeks of COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave if you are:

  • Infected with COVID-19
  • Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a diagnosis
  • Quarantining or self-isolating due to COVID-19
  • Caring for a family member who has COVID-19 or must self-isolate or quarantine due to exposure
  • Caring for a child whose school or daycare is closed due to COVID-19
  • Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine or booster or recovering from its side effects
  • Taking a family member to get vaccine or booster or caring for a family member recovering from the side effects

You may be eligible for additional payments including retroactive payments. Contact your Local 5 representative for assistance in gaining access to COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave.