ABB co-President Dina Bakst testified at the public hearing and spoke about the devastating consequences sexual harassment can have particularly on low-income women of color and women in non-traditional occupations in New York City.
As Congress debates a tax plan that will undoubtedly hurt working families, the Trump administration is hard at work doing the same.
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:
The One Fair Wage campaign is fighting in New York and nationally to eliminate the two-tiered wage system and raise the subminimum wage for those who work for tips in the restaurant industry to match the regular minimum wage paid to other workers.
When workers are forced to remain on-call even though they may not be required to work, or when they can be told their shift is cancelled hours before their reporting time, it makes scheduling their own lives impossible. Arranging childcare and transportation is a daily struggle.
We believe that no worker should have to make the impossible choice between their job and their family. We want Latino/a workers to know that they have labor protections, regardless of their immigration status. We want them to be informed of their rights and feel confident asserting them.
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.
Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of the first-ever New York State Council on Women and Girls, focused on women’s rights. Our Co-Founder Dina Bakst is honored to serve…
At A Better Balance, we are fighting for a more just economy and to end the discrimination that contributes to the stark wage gap for Black women.
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.