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ABB clients Otisha Woolbright and Candis Riggins are featured in The New York Times.
Working at Walmart while pregnant? Recovering from childbirth? Temporarily need to stop heavy lifting, need more water breaks, or other assistance? With this new policy, you don’t have to choose between your paycheck and your health.
Every day, pregnant women and mothers, especially those with the fewest resources, experience blatant discrimination at work and are forced to choose between caring for their children and earning a paycheck.
Poultry and egg workers, in particular, face extremely hazardous conditions on the job and work in a climate of fear. The US Department of Labor found that poultry workers are injured five times more than other workers.
Today, three legal organizations that brought a class action lawsuit against Walmart earlier this year for discrimination against pregnant workers filed a new EEOC charge against the superstore.
Mandatory arbitration often deprives individual workers of their rights, and being unable to assert claims in conjunction with others will further hurt workers.
This report calls attention to some of the most pressing problems facing workers across the city today, with particular focus on issues affecting more vulnerable workers, including immigrant workers, undocumented workers, home care workers, and domestic workers.