Which matters more: your job or your family?
No one should have to choose.
We all hope we can care for our loved ones when they need us the most. Yet for many workers, especially those with the fewest resources, a new baby or seriously ill family member can spell financial ruin. Gaps in our laws leave too many women and families on the brink. It doesn’t have to be this way. A Better Balance leverages the power of the law to ensure that no worker has to make the impossible choice between their job and their family. When all working parents and caregivers have a fair shot in the workplace, our families, our communities, and our nation are healthier and stronger.
So this National Work and Family Month, let’s demand justice and work-life balance for low income families
But now, Natasha is advocating for change: this week, she headed to Capitol Hill to call on Congress to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, so women across the country no longer must face the impossible choice between their health and their economic security like she did. “I am asking you to stand up for women like me so we can have an equal opportunity to support our families while protecting our health,” Natasha said.
On September 9th, we were proud to join these workers in calling for New York City to pass a bill giving New Yorkers the right to earn 10 days of paid personal time at a rally on the steps of City Hall
ABB In The Media
- 5 Women Share Their Stories Of Pregnancy Discrimination, Refinery29, 10/11/2019
- Elizabeth Warren says she lost her job when she got pregnant. Thousands of women every year say the same., Vox, 10/9/2019
- Elizabeth Warren Is Right. In The 1970s, Pregnant Teachers Didn’t Keep Their Jobs., HuffPost, 10/8/2019
- Airline Industry Navigates Maze of Paid Leave Until Courts Act, Bloomberg Law, 10/7/2019
- What to do if you think you’re a victim of pregnancy discrimination, AL.com, 10/4/2019
- Letter to the Editor on “Mine Jobs Left, So the Women Went to Work”, The New York Times, 9/25/2019
- The American Workplace Still Won’t Accommodate Pregnant Workers, The Nation, 8/13/2019
- South Bronx-Born AI App Aims To Change Maternal Health Disparities, The City, 7/26/2019