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How The Government Shutdown Hurts the Most Vulnerable

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.

Reflecting on the Past and Future of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act

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.”

Working Families in New York Deserve Quality, Affordable Child Care

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.
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