August 25, 2014 12:00 AM

Viewpoints: California’s workers and consumers will benefit from paid sick days

Maria Elena Jefferson knows what it’s like to drag yourself to work when your body aches. At the age of 51, she is raising a daughter and two grandchildren. It’s even harder when the children are sick, but as a part-time worker, she would be docked pay and possibly be fired if she dared stay home with them.

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