When workers are forced to remain on-call even though they may not be required to work, or when they can be told their shift is cancelled hours before their reporting time, it makes scheduling their own lives impossible. Arranging childcare and transportation is a daily struggle.
This latest assault on healthcare not only stands to destabilize the insurance marketplaces that so many workers and their families rely on, but also makes it harder for states to set their own health insurance standards to ensure strong coverage for their residents.
New York’s new paid family leave law will give most people who work in New York State—including part-time workers—the right to take paid time off, without losing their job or their health insurance, in order to bond with a new child, care for a seriously ill family member, or address certain military family needs
Are you a New York worker who cares for a sick or elderly parent or grandparent? If so, you may be eligible to take up to 8 weeks of paid family leave in order to provide elder care for your family member starting in January 2018.
New York’s new paid family leave law will give most people who work in New York State the right to take paid time off, without risking their job or health insurance, to address the serious health needs of their child.
All types of parents of any gender can take bonding leave, including foster and adoptive parents, LGBTQ parents, and other moms and dads. You can take this leave at any point within 12 months of your child’s birth or placement for adoption or foster care.
This new resource includes special information for LGBTQ parents, adoptive and foster parents, military families, and other moms, dads, and caregivers.
Beyond the political aspect behind these and other state-local conflicts, there is also an important racial justice element to the fight over minimum wage increases: since minority workers tend to earn lower wages, they stand to benefit more from minimum wage increases.
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.