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.
In 2016, New York passed a landmark paid family leave law, under which benefits began on January 1, 2018. This law presents a game-changing opportunity to improve the health of working families, but only if workers know about and can use their new rights.
A Better Balance released the second policy brief in our series, Constructing 21st Century Rights For A Changing Workforce, a series of policy briefs analyzing key issues in covering non-standard and precarious workers under paid leave laws.
BRIEF 2: PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE & NONSTANDARD EMPLOYEES Executive Summary The way we work is changing. Millions of people are working in ways that do not fit neatly…
If signed into law, SB 1123 will expand California’s existing paid leave law to provide paid benefits to workers so that they can take time off to address needs arising out of their loved one’s military service.
The history of voting rights in this country is marked by inequality—gender as well as racial inequality. We are still fighting the legacy of this discrimination in the voting booth and beyond.
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.
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.
Senator Marco Rubio filed a new bill today that would provide parental leave benefits by cutting Social Security. ABB rejects the false choice between the time to care for ourselves and our families and a secure retirement.