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Every day, pregnant women and mothers, especially those with the fewest resources, experience blatant discrimination at work and are forced to choose between caring for their children and earning a paycheck.
For too many mothers and those that love them, balancing family and work is a constant struggle, from staying healthy during pregnancy, to breastfeeding while working, to getting a sick parent or child to the doctor. This Mother’s Day, it’s time for more than cards and flowers—let’s honor our mothers with the policy changes working families need. We won’t stop fighting until all of us can be there for our families like Ileana was.
Poultry and egg workers, in particular, face extremely hazardous conditions on the job and work in a climate of fear. The US Department of Labor found that poultry workers are injured five times more than other workers.
Black women are three to four times more likely to experience a pregnancy-related death than white women. One factor lays at the root of this devastating statistic: systemic racism.
As of April 1, the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) is in effect, meaning that pregnant workers across the state will no longer have to choose between their job and a healthy pregnancy.
Written by A Better Balance’s team of top women’s rights and civil rights lawyers, The Working Woman’s Pocket Guide offers an easy-to-use list of resources and answers to pressing issues New York women still face in the workplace.
The National Chicken Council submitted a petition to the federal government to exempt poultry processing plants from line speed requirements put in place for worker and consumer health and safety. ABB is particularly concerned about the result any line speed increase could have on pregnant workers, many of whom already risk their health on the job for fear of requesting reasonable accommodations.
Today, three legal organizations that brought a class action lawsuit against Walmart earlier this year for discrimination against pregnant workers filed a new EEOC charge against the superstore.
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: