Paid Sick Leave for California Workers; Television Ads Go Too Far in 2008 Campaign

By The News Jul 31, 2008

Bill would require paid sick days for most Modeled after San Francisco’s paid sick leave plan implemented last year, AB2716 sponsored by Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, D-San Francisco, would provide paid sick leave for the nearly 5.4 million workers who go without in California. San Francisco Chronicle $2 million bias settlement between officers, Minneapolis derailed The Minneapolis City Council rejected a $2 million settlement with five Black Minneapolis Police officers who accuse the city and the police department of racial discrimination. The officer’s lawyers look forward to litigating the case to expose 20 years of racial bias and discrimination within the MPD. Star Tribune. 11% Drop In The Undocumented Population Found In The United States A study conducted by the Center For Immigration Studies reported Wednesday that the number of undocumented immigrants has fallen by 11%. This decline is said to be the result of a failing economy, unemployment and aggressive workplace raids. Los Angeles Times. Negative Ads in the 2008 Elections The latest McCain-sponsored ad attacks Obama, comparing his readiness for the Presidency to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. McCain campaign manager Rick Davis says he’ll let the American public decide whether the ads are negative. International Herald Tribune.