San Franciscans Will Vote on Sick Leave Measure
San Francisco supervisors on Wednesday added six propositions to the November ballot, including a measure that would require all city businesses to provide paid sick leave for employees, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The initiative, which is supported by a coalition of unions and workers' rights groups, would require businesses to provide workers with one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked per week. According to activists, about 100,000 employees in the restaurant, hotel and other industries in San Francisco receive no paid sick leave.
A separate ballot measure would protect housing for disabled seniors.
Mayor Gavin Newsom (D) has not yet announced his position on any of the measures (Goodyear, San Francisco Chronicle, 8/10).