New California bill aims to give teachers paid pregnancy leave

Teachers and legislators rallied together at the Capitol steps earlier this month to advocate for legislation that will grant public school employees up to 14 weeks of paid pregnancy leave.

Among those in attendance was California Teachers Association member, kindergarten teacher and recent mother Erika Jones. She reminded those not in the school system that “teachers have absolutely zero paid pregnancy leave.” 

AB 2901, which was authored by Assembly member Cecilia Aguiar-Curry and co-authored by members of the Legislative Women’s Caucus, endeavors to change discriminatory practices against women in the workforce. 

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