‘Paid Sick Days’ may be coming to San Diego employees

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Hourly City of San Diego employees may soon get something they’ve never had before: Paid sick days.

The city council will soon consider a plan to offer three paid sick days a year beginning July 1.

The plan will go before the city council in a few weeks thanks to a bill authorized by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez that was recently signed by Governor Jerry Brown.

Councilman Todd Gloria said the city’s unions have agreed to terms of an implementation plan for the city.

More than 13,000 employees, mainly library and recreational staff, and hourly lifeguards would be eligible.

Michael Zuccet from the Municipal Employees Association said the plan will benefit everyone.

According to Gloria, financial management staff has estimated the benefit will cost the city budge just over $471,000 annually.

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