This report calls attention to some of the most pressing problems facing workers across the city today, with particular focus on issues affecting more vulnerable workers, including immigrant workers, undocumented workers, home care workers, and domestic workers.
If successful, Austin would join a nationwide momentum of cities and states passing paid sick time laws to protect workers, while becoming the first jurisdiction in the region to do so.
Beyond the political aspect behind these and other state-local conflicts, there is also an important racial justice element to the fight over minimum wage increases: since minority workers tend to earn lower wages, they stand to benefit more from minimum wage increases.
We are particularly pleased that this paid family leave is not only for parents, but will also include caregivers, making Nashville a leader in municipal paid family leave policies.
July 1st, is a significant day for millions of workers who will begin enjoying the protections of recently enacted workplace leave laws around the country. For low-wage workers who currently do not have a single paid sick day, these laws will ensure they no longer have to worry that catching a cold or taking a sick child to the doctor could mean not making rent or even losing their job.
This means that the Minneapolis and Saint Paul paid sick and safe time laws will take effect as planned.
Our testimony focused on proposed legislation that would impose requirements on city agencies to address gender and racial disparities within the municipal workforce.
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.
Job applicants applying to work for the New York City government may no longer be asked how much they earned at their previous jobs. On [Friday], Mayor de Blasio signed…
A Better Balance has long advocated for governments to serve as model employers by establishing family-friendly policies for their own workers. We closed out 2015 with a big win for…