Last week, ABB launched The Working Woman's Pocket Guide. Over the next few weeks, we’ll break down each section of the guide, starting with sexual harassment. Know Your Rights. Because knowledge is power.
Written by A Better Balance’s team of top women’s rights and civil rights lawyers, The Working Woman’s Pocket Guide offers an easy-to-use list of resources and answers to pressing issues New York women still face in the workplace.
At today’s State of the State Address, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced several legislative proposals to combat sexual harassment in the workplace, several of which follow recommendations A Better Balance proposed during testimony offered last month before the NYC Commission on Human Rights.
Low-wage women in particular need supportive laws and policies to help them stay on the job, free of harassment and abuse, earning the fair and equal wages they deserve. That’s why it’s crucial that, at a time when the Trump Administration is rolling back progress for women, New York is moving forward by enacting bold reforms that promote equality and help level the playing field.
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.