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Women Are Now the Majority of the Workforce, But Our Laws Are Way Behind

Recent Labor Department data shows that women have now overtaken men as the majority of the labor force. Women have always worked and played a crucial role in our economy, but more than ever, it’s clear that our workplace laws are far behind. So this International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we’re calling for federal laws that will go a long way towards advancing gender equality.

VIDEOS: Why The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Is Long Overdue

  • February 19, 2020

Why The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Is Long Overdue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MryebtOlHN0&t=3s Armanda Legros' Story:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXhBaebkUjw Officer Lyndi Trischler's Story:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKNZ9pCRVa4&t=3s

Advancing Workers’ Rights is Critical to Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis

The U.S. is facing a maternal and infant health crisis—one that is disproportionately impacting Black women and women of color—as highlighted in a recent Congressional hearing. Although this problem and its solutions are multifaceted, one key piece to addressing this crisis is the need to ensure our workplaces are safe and supportive environments for pregnant workers and mothers. Unfortunately, the reality is that too many pregnant workers and new mothers are forced to risk their health at work—especially those women in low-wage and physically demanding jobs, who are largely women of color.

A Better Balance Applauds House Committee’s Bipartisan Approval of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Today, the federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act reached a historic milestone with bipartisan approval by the House Committee on Education and Labor. This news comes on the heels of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's official endorsement of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act yesterday. The bill will likely now proceed to the House floor for a vote. 
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