Tag "labor"

Time to Honor Moms With Equal Pay and Paid Leave

Being a mother can be deeply rewarding: You get to spend time sharing your own expertise with little ones, while they push you to see the world from a different perspective. Yet, while those rewards are personally meaningful, they aren’t

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Labor Project Co-Sponsors Pregnant and Breastfeeding Workers Webinar

Most women entering the labor force today will become pregnant while working. As the rights of unions and women are increasingly under attack, promoting workplace protections for pregnant and breastfeeding workers is critical to the labor movement’s success. During and

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Family Values @ Work Opposes Puzder for Labor Secretary

Below is the letter Family Values @ Work sent to the Senate HELP Committee opposing the nomination of Andrew Puzder to be Secretary of the Department of Labor [download a copy here]. US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor &

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Superstore Delivers for Paid Leave and Labor

Finally, a prime time TV show depicts what the lack of paid leave looks like for millions of Americans, the ones who stock shelves rather than selling stocks. The show is called “Superstore” and NBC has just renewed it for

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Connecting Work-Family and LGBTQ Activists

Movement leaders from over twenty organizations representing LGBTQ rights, work-family, reproductive justice, racial justice, economic justice, and labor came together recently to dig deeper into the ways that cross-movement collaboration can propel policy, organizing, and coalition-building that support LGBTQ workers

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We Will Not (Continue to) Give Up Our Family Time!

October is Work and Family Month, and it was packed with events, progress on policy, press conferences and declarations on working families. First the White House Summit on Worker Voice brought together 250 workers, union members, business owners and community

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New paper looks at unemployment in nonstandard work

The New York Times recently ran an editorial entitled, When Bosses Schedule Hours That Just Don’t Work. Other recent headlines have touted the challenges for workers in the “gig economy” and those who work “on call,” the oppressive conditions of

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Why I’m Standing with Walmart Workers This Black Friday

As a student at University of Minnesota-Duluth, Cantare Davunt graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international studies. As a Walmart associate, she’s an activist fighting for decent wages, full-time hours, predictable schedules and dignity at work. Like many college graduates

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Paid Sick Days Needs to Cover Everyone

In honor of National Caregivers Month, we call on Philly leaders to pass the most inclusive paid sick days law.

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Extend Labor Law Protection to Home Care Workers

Help DOL end the exclusion of home care workers from labor law protection.

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