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The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Deserves a Vote this Mother’s Day

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would close gaps in the law and create a clear national standard requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers who need them, such as avoiding heavy lifting, taking more frequent bathroom breaks, sitting on a stool instead of standing during a shift, or carrying a water bottle. Workers in the low-paid jobs that are being hit hardest by the economic recession are the most likely to be denied these reasonable accommodations. As a result, too many pregnant workers are pushed out into unpaid leave or out of work altogether, threatening their families’ economic security just when they need the income the most.

Learn more about our PWFA Week of Action, which will take place May 3rd-7th.


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