ABB provides legal support to successful campaign for paid sick days in Seattle, WA, making it the third city in the country to enact paid sick days.
Milwaukee paid sick days challenge is won with ABB’s legal help, although a statewide preemption law is passed to overrule the Wisconsin courts and Milwaukee’s voters.
ABB releases report based on original data to examine the work-family challenges facing fathers.
ABB files friend-of-the-court brief in California Court of Appeals supporting state kincare law, which is ultimately upheld.
Dina Bakst’s Jan. 30 op-ed in the New York Times launches national movement to pass pregnancy accommodation laws, and spurs introduction of the federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which ABB helped to draft.
ABB and coalition partners re-launch campaign for paid sick days in New York City.
ABB collects more than 11,000 signatures for paid family leave in New York and delivers stories from constituents to Albany legislators, urging action.
ABB is one of three organizations at the table to negotiate the New York City Earned Sick Time Act. The City Council overwhelmingly passes the bill and overrides the Mayor’s veto to provide an entitlement to paid sick time for 3.4 million working New Yorkers.
ABB publishes Babygate, the first-of-its-kind national guide for expecting and new parents about their workplace rights.
ABB’s advocacy on pregnancy accommodations, family status discrimination, and equal pay featured in New York Women’s Equality Agenda.
ABB spearheads successful campaign to make New York City the first to enact fairness for pregnant workers.
With critical help from ABB, Portland, OR; Jersey City, NJ; and SeaTac, WA, pass paid sick days laws.
ABB plays an integral role in strengthening and expanding New York City’s paid sick time law.
California, Massachusetts, San Diego, and Oakland, CA, and seven cities in New Jersey enact paid sick time laws, using ABB’s model. ABB provides critical legal support in the Massachusetts ballot initiative that passes overwhelmingly, making it the third state to enact a paid sick time law.
ABB worked with other national and state partners to draft the “Schedules that Work Act,” to address abusive scheduling practices. The bill is introduced in Congress with a thank you to ABB.
ABB marks first anniversary of New York City Earned Sick Time Act, and celebrates distributing more than 10,000 copies of educational materials and fielding more than 175 calls from New Yorkers seeking information and help enforcing their rights.
ABB co-founders, Dina Bakst and Sherry Leiwant, awarded the 16th Annual Edith Spivak Award by the New York County Lawyer’s Association, for their efforts to defend and protect the rights of thousands of women.
Nashville, TN, passes paid family leave for Nashville Municipal Workers.
ABB files additional charges of disability discrimination against Walmart following “Pointing Out” report.
Massachusetts passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, becoming the 22nd state with explicit protections for pregnant workers.
Rhode Island becomes the 8th state to pass a state-wide paid sick days law drafted by ABB.
ABB joins the first New York State Council on women and girls.
ABB launches “Family Leave Works” campaign to raise awareness of New York’s groundbreaking paid family leave law, including a new website.
ABB supports “Work Strong Austin” as it launches a campaign to pass earned sick time in Austin.
Washington State passed a paid family and medical leave law.
New York City expands its paid sick time law to include a broader definition of family members for whom New York workers can take sick leave and to cover safe time, protections for workers dealing with the effects of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and stalking.