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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.
After many years of advocacy, the Massachusetts Senate passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)! This bill will make it illegal for most Massachusetts employers to deny reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers.
It is necessary for New York State to continue being a leader on women’s rights issues by enforcing the rights women have in the workplace and educating both workers and employers about these laws.
Repealing the ACA would have devastating consequences for women’s and maternal health. Here is what’s at stake if the law is repealed.