As Election Day approaches, you have the power to demand change from your elected officials and to fight for fair wages and better jobs, especially for low-income workers and workers of color. Ask your candidates where they stand on these three critical issues:
The One Fair Wage campaign is fighting in New York and nationally to eliminate the two-tiered wage system and raise the subminimum wage for those who work for tips in the restaurant industry to match the regular minimum wage paid to other workers.
When workers are forced to remain on-call even though they may not be required to work, or when they can be told their shift is cancelled hours before their reporting time, it makes scheduling their own lives impossible. Arranging childcare and transportation is a daily struggle.
In 2014, the USDA rejected a proposal that would harm poultry workers and, as 40 organizations recently urged the Secretary of Agriculture, should do the same today.
Happy Father’s Day to all the caring, hardworking dads out there! As you continue to support your families, ABB will be here supporting you every step of the way.
New York City became the latest, and largest, city to enact a package of Fair Work Week bills to tackle abusive scheduling practices in two of the most ubiquitous and low-paying industries in the city—fast food and retail.
On this May Day, A Better Balance celebrates the contributions of workers around the world. But more than a day of celebration, May Day is a day to stand up and fight for worker and immigrant rights.
Our testimony focused on proposed legislation that would impose requirements on city agencies to address gender and racial disparities within the municipal workforce.
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!
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.