April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to spread awareness and take action against the widespread sexual harassment and violence in our communities. This month, we are partnering with the Bandana Project to lift up and support migrant farmworkers in their fight against rampant sexual violence on the job.
A Better Balance is proud to follow the lead of BMMA and their incredible partners in dismantling systemic racism and fighting for equitable policies and systems of care that allow all Black mothers to thrive.
If you work in New York City, two new additional laws also just went into effect, requiring employers with 4 or more employees to provide a lactation room for employees and to have a lactation accommodation policy.
Many of the racial disparities in our economy and workforce that Dr. King fought against continue to this day. A recent report reveals that the racial wealth divide in this country persists, and has in fact gotten worse since the 1980’s.
Delayed paychecks and reductions in government services are much more than just an inconvenience for many Americans. A Better Balance urges lawmakers to consider these effects and act responsibly to prevent any further harm to these vulnerable groups.
Although the PDA has had a significant impact in the first 40 years of its existence and presents opportunities for important litigation to advance the rights of pregnant workers going forward, it is clear that there is much more work to be done to advance the Act’s stated goal of allowing women to “assume their rightful place and make a full contribution to our nation’s economy.”
This week, we mark the 40th anniversary of the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act, a law we hoped would end pregnancy discrimination. While the law has been transformative in many respects, unfortunately, pregnancy discrimination is shockingly still prevalent in American workplaces.
Congratulations again to our amazing 2018 honorees. We look forward to seeing what you accomplish next especially if we all continue to dream big and keep our focus on achieving justice in the workplace and beyond.
Para celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, ofrecemos nuestra gratitud y apoyo a las familias Latinxs. Se puede!
Working parents shouldn’t have to choose between their economic security and securing quality child care for their children. Yet millions of families struggle to afford this basic need. Without access to quality, affordable child care, many parents—particularly working mothers—are forced to leave the workforce altogether.