(New York, N.Y.) The following is a statement from Dina Bakst, Co-Founder & Co-President of A Better Balance:
“With the House passage of the PUMP Act, Congress just took a critical step forward to combat lactation discrimination in the workplace. As we hear all too often, nursing mothers returning to the workplace face unfair treatment because their employers refuse to provide them with time and space to express breast milk. This can lead to devastating health and economic consequences for parents and their children. These challenges face many new nursing workers, but disproportionately low-wage working mothers of color. The PUMP Act will close gaps in our nation’s labor laws that have excluded millions of workers and finally guarantee them fair treatment.
We thank Speaker Pelosi, Chairman Scott, and Congresswomen Maloney and Herrera-Beutler for their leadership on this critical legislation and urge the Senate to pass the bill without delay.”