At the event, we will recognize leaders who put ABB’s mission into practice every day: Jennifer Allyn, of Price Waterhouse and Coopers; Shifra Bronznick for her "Better Work Better Life" campaign; and Stuart Appelbaum, of the Retail Wholesale & Department Store Union. We hope to see you there!
The deliberately misnamed “Working Families Flexibility Act” (H.R. 1180) is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, purporting to offer flexibility to workers when, in reality, it will deprive workers of overtime pay. Join us in making sure the federal government doesn’t steal overtime pay from working people!
Our national failure to guarantee paid leave has devastating financial consequences. A shocking 62% of low-income workers who took leave received no pay at all while on leave. As a result, 57% of this group took on debt, 46% put off paying their bills, and 48% went on to public assistance.
Nationally, the wage gap remains perniciously greater for women of color. Black women earn just 63 cents for every dollar a white man earns and Latina women earn just 54 cents for every dollar paid to a white man.
Cross posted from The Diverse Elders Coalition Blog.
By Preston Van Vliet, National Campaign Organizer of the LGBTQ Work-Family Project, a joint initiative with A Better Balance and Family Values @ Work.
Yesterday, A Better Balance community advocate Natasha Jackson and ABB Skadden Fellow Sarah Brafman testified in Columbia, S.C. in support of the South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act. The bill, introduced…