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:
Mandatory arbitration often deprives individual workers of their rights, and being unable to assert claims in conjunction with others will further hurt workers.
Access to contraceptive coverage is critical to women's health, safety, and economic security. But today, the Trump administration issued a rule that will most assuredly put women's health in jeopardy.
Yagnma called ABB after she was fired because she needed a few extra weeks to recover from a C-section. With our help, Yagnma was able to get her job back in a matter of days.
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.