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ABB & NYU Law Host Panel With Congressman Jerrold Nadler on the Fight to End Pregnancy Discrimination

On November 12, we hosted a panel with the Birnbaum Women's Leadership Network at NYU Law, “Long Overdue: Eradicating Pregnancy Discrimination and Other Barriers to Workplace Equality.” ABB Co-Founder and Co-President Dina Bakst was thrilled to join  Congressman Jerrold Nadler—champion of the federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act—on the panel along with Professor Melissa Murray, who moderated,  New York City Commissioner on Human Rights Carmelyn Malalis, Gillian Thomas of the ACLU, and Alex Baptiste of the National Partnership for Women & Families. 

Join Us at NYU Law 11/12 with Rep. Nadler for “Long Overdue: Eradicating Pregnancy Discrimination and Other Barriers to Workplace Equality”

Join us and the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network on Tuesday November 12, 9:15-10:45am, at NYU School of Law for a conversation about the key barriers to gender equality in the workplace, including pregnancy discrimination, harassment and pay inequity. A Better Balance Co-President Dina Bakst will be joined by Congressman Jerrold Nadler, the ACLU, the National Partnership for Women and Families, and others. 

4 Policies We Need to Support Family Caregivers

When workers must forego wages to attend to family caregiving responsibilities or otherwise struggle with juggling caregiving and work, it can result in lasting economic consequences. So this National Family Caregivers Month, let’s demand we support family caregivers and treat their role with the value it deserves!

The Schedules That Work Act Would Put a Stop to Abusive Scheduling Practices

Too many workers are subjected to unpredictable scheduling practices that make work-life balance impossible. Employers in industries like retail and food service commonly post schedules with little notice, make last minute shift cancellations, vary schedules wildly from week-to-week, and require employees to be on call. The Schedules That Work Act—reintroduced in Congress today—would improve the well-being of working families by giving employees more of a say in their work schedules.

Walmart Reaches $14 Million Preliminary Settlement Agreement with Pregnant Workers from 2013-2014

Today, pregnant workers represented by co-counsel A Better Balance, Mehri & Skalet, PLLC and the National Women’s Law Center announced that they filed a motion for preliminary approval asking the Court to preliminarily approve a a settlement in the amount of $14 million in the matter of Borders v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 3:17-cv-0506 (S.D. Ill.). The settlement will pay for claims by pregnant workers at Walmart that they had requested but were denied workplace accommodations between March 19, 2013 and March 5, 2014.

To Support Survivors of Domestic or Sexual Violence, We Need Paid Safe Leave Laws

Fortunately, a growing number of jurisdictions are recognizing the need for paid safe leave, to ensure workers don’t have to make the impossible choice between their physical safety and their economic security. In 11 states, 16 cities, and 3 countries, paid sick time laws contain “safe time” provisions to protect workers when they or their family members are victims of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault.

We Urge Congress to Enact Paid Leave for Federal Employees

We joined our partners in signing a letter urging Congress to keep the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act provision in the National Defense Authorization Act conference Agreement. There is a growing consensus across the country that paid leave is a necessity, and passing this measure would bring us one step closer to achieving paid leave for all! 
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