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.
Labor Day is a day to celebrate the achievements and hard work of America’s workforce. Here are five ways you can thank and support all the workers in your life.
One of the many high points at the conference was hearing about the incredible cross-movement work happening at the local level, even in the face of state interference.
At the core of A Better Balance’s mission is the commitment to keep families together and safe. Taking children away from their parents, or even detaining them with their parents, is antithetical to our mission of supporting parents and families as they seek to care for their children and loved ones.