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Viewing entries from Cari Jackson, Director of Parent Organizing
Cari Jackson is A Better Balance's Director of Parent Organizing.
Last Thursday, I joined parents and community leaders from across the five boroughs on the steps of City Hall to deliver 50,000 petitions to New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in support of the NYC Paid Sick Time Act. Today, Speaker Quinn continues to express her intention to block this bill, but we have given supporters greater leverage to move Quinn to the right side of history.
Tags: Paid Sick Time, Paid Sick Days, Parent Organizing
Fifty percent of New York City’s public school parents cannot take time off to care for their children. Instead, they are forced to choose between a paycheck and their child’s health. As Mother’s Day approaches, it’s a fitting time to ask: how can our city better protect its mothers and its children?
Recent food writing has made much ado about how our food travels from the farm to our kitchens. But far less has been written about the journey from the restaurant kitchen to your dining table. While we’re cheerfully indulging in a delicious meal, craning for quick service, and self-righteously contemplating whether our server earned a 15 or 25 percent tip, the restaurant workers have most likely been toiling under poverty level wages, with no benefits, and little chance for promotion.
Tags: Restaurant Workers, Living Wage, Paid Sick Time, Paid Sick Days, Fairness in the Workplace