The Coalition for Paid Sick Days, led by YWU, was composed of the Chinese Progressive Association, Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR), St. Peters Housing Committee, Rise Up! Grocery Workers, Parent Voices, and UNITE HERE Local 2.
Voters approved Prop F for Paid Sick Days by 61 percent on November 7, 2007, making San Francisco the first and only place in the nation where workers are guaranteed the right to a paid sick day for themselves and their families.
The paid sick days ordinance represents another step towards raising standards in the low-wage, non-union service sector in San Francisco. Young Workers United works with young people in restaurants and on campuses to improve their working conditions. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, barely half of all workers (51 percent) in the U.S. have paid sick days, and only one in three (30 percent) have sick days to care for sick children.