Faculty Voice Newsletter: May 2017: Cabrillo Faculty Now Have Up to Twelve Weeks of Paid Leave to Bond with a New Child

by CCFT

New moms and dads can now use up to 12 weeks of paid sick leave to bond with a new child. This applies to biological parents within the first year of her or his infant’s birth as well as non-biological parents within the first year of adopting a child.

The most recent booster of support for parental bonding came in the form of AB 2393, a CFT-sponsored bill that applies to both full- and part-time community college faculty (as well as classified staff) as a follow-up to a law that was passed in 2015 for TK-12 teachers.

CCFT and the District recently incorporated these parental leave improvements as Side Letter of Agreement 2016-17.12.

Once sick leave has been exhausted the faculty member shall be compensated at no less than 50 percent of the employee’s regular salary for the remaining portion of the 12-workweek period of parental leave.

Although overdue, this is excellent news for parents and their families. Please help spread the word!

Posted in Contract Development, May 2017 Faculty Voice, Negotiations, Part-timers