Unions and the PFL Program

Unions in California have been strong advocates for paid family leave, and for job protection while and after workers take leave in order to meet their family duties.

If you are a union member, you may have the right to job-protected leave through a collective bargaining agreement that differs from, or directly reflects, the Paid Family Leave program in California.

There are a few ways you can learn more about PFL in California, and educate your union leaders and members about family leave laws in California, including the California Paid Family Leave program:

  • Email info@workfamilyca.org to find out about a training near you or how your local can host a community training or “Train the Trainer” on family leave laws.
  • Contact Labor Project for Working Families to find out about national and state resources for unions bargaining to expand family leave rights in the workplace.
  • Join the Coalition to expand your network, learn more, and help win stronger leave laws in California and the country!