Budgetarily, it’s been a tough year for winning greater gains for
part-timers in Sacramento, but with regard to legislation which
CFT succeeded in getting to the governor’s desk, and for
legislation already in the wings for next year, part-timers are
on the edge of good things.
Okay, educators, here’s a pop quiz: Micronesia, Nauru, Palau,
Papua New Guinea, Surinam, Tonga, and the United States. What do
these countries have in common? The answer is that not one of
these has a national paid maternity leave law. Every other nation
in the world — 180 of them — has one.