Although families are incredibly diverse, our laws and policies often define family relationships narrowly. In 2018 A Better Balance worked with partners across the country to ensure that all family members, regardless of biological or legal ties, would be covered by these important workplace protections.
A Better Balance joined researchers and advocates from across the country in Washington, D.C., for Pathways to Gender Equality, a conference organized by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and American University’s Program on Gender Analysis in Economics. The conference featured a wide range of economic and policy experts, including such leaders as former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
Please join us on October 15th at our Fall Celebration when we will be honoring an amazing group of movement leaders who work every day to support and protect women and working families. Meet our honorees.
At A Better Balance, we run a free and confidential hotline answering workers’ questions about New York’s paid family leave law. We hear from a lot of New Yorkers eager to get the family leave they need and we often hear the same questions from multiple callers.
Knowing your rights is the first step to asserting your rights. A Better Balance has a variety of online resources to help you better understand your workplace rights around caring for yourself and for loved ones.
Join us as we continue pushing for policies that ensure no father, husband, partner, brother, or dear friend, has to choose between caring for a loved one and earning a paycheck.
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 paid family leave. Know Your Rights. Because knowledge is power.
“New Yorkers will no longer have to choose between caring for their families and their paycheck,” said Dina Bakst, co-founder and co-president of A Better Balance. “This is a profoundly historic moment in the fight for fairness and justice for New York families. "
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.