According to Aviva, learning about her rights strengthened her confidence when negotiating with her then-prospective employer. “I’m so grateful for the information that A Better Balance provided,” Aviva told us, “as it enabled me to advocate for myself.”
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.
It is necessary for New York State to continue being a leader on women’s rights issues by enforcing the rights women have in the workplace and educating both workers and employers about these laws.