At the core of A Better Balance’s mission is the commitment to keep families together and safe. Taking children away from their parents, or even detaining them with their parents, is antithetical to our mission of supporting parents and families as they seek to care for their children and loved ones.
As part of this fight to end sexual violence and harassment, we want to ensure that workers understand what their rights are in the workplace. Sexual harassment is physical or verbal conduct of a sexual nature or conduct based on your sex that unreasonably interferes with your work performance, affects your employment, or makes your place intimidating, hostile or offensive.
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.
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.
We believe that no worker should have to make the impossible choice between their job and their family. We want Latino/a workers to know that they have labor protections, regardless of their immigration status. We want them to be informed of their rights and feel confident asserting them.