In New York City, there are laws that can help us when we or our loved ones are sick, when we need to care for our families’ serious health needs, or when we’re growing our families. We’ve been out and about meeting with people to present information about some of these different laws.
We were thrilled to co-present a webinar hosted by the US Breastfeeding Committee on Monday to inform workers and students in the healthcare industry about their legal rights regarding breastfeeding.
When she was around 6 months pregnant, she started inquiring about a private space where she would be able express breast milk, as she planned to breastfeed her child after giving birth. Her supervisors told her, “We’ll figure something out,” but never followed up with her.
“Talking to Your Boss About Your Pump,” is a state-by-state guide, created in partnership with WorkLife Law, that includes everything from practical tips for how to talk to your boss about breastfeeding accommodations to your legal protections to mapping out a plan for your needs at work.
In August each year, we celebrate National Breastfeeding Month. It’s an opportunity to recognize the importance of breastfeeding and consider the challenges still before us in ensuring all mothers can breastfeed if they choose. Paid leave is an essential tool in establishing and sustaining breastfeeding.
For too many mothers and those that love them, balancing family and work is a constant struggle, from staying healthy during pregnancy, to breastfeeding while working, to getting a sick parent or child to the doctor. This Mother’s Day, it’s time for more than cards and flowers—let’s honor our mothers with the policy changes working families need. We won’t stop fighting until all of us can be there for our families like Ileana was.
ABB just launched the Working Woman's Pocket Guide. Over the next few weeks, we'll break down each section of the guide. Today's blog focuses on your right to pump at work. Know Your Rights. Because knowledge is power.
Click here to view a web version of the Working Woman's Pocket Guide.
August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month and A Better Balance is getting out there to spread the word about nursing mothers' rights in New York.
Repealing the ACA would have devastating consequences for women’s and maternal health. Here is what’s at stake if the law is repealed.