The One Fair Wage campaign is fighting in New York and nationally to eliminate the two-tiered wage system and raise the subminimum wage for those who work for tips in the restaurant industry to match the regular minimum wage paid to other 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.
Yagnma called ABB after she was fired because she needed a few extra weeks to recover from a C-section. With our help, Yagnma was able to get her job back in a matter of days.
These brazen attacks on LGBTQ rights by the Trump administration strike at the heart of ABB’s mission to promote workplace fairness for all workers and to ensure that they are able to care for themselves and their families during critical times.
Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of the first-ever New York State Council on Women and Girls, focused on women’s rights. Our Co-Founder Dina Bakst is honored to serve…
Last week, ABB co-founder and co-president Dina Bakst testified at a hearing convened by the New York State Department of Labor to study the gender wage gap in New York and hear from advocates about how best to close the gap.
Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resistance, and Finding Joy, repeatedly recognizes the difficulties facing low income women and women of color and calls for public policy to address those needs In particular, she calls for many of the policy goals we fight for at A Better Balance, including: closing the wage gap, recognizing and protecting the diversity of American families, paid family and medical leave and paid sick time.
Nationally, the wage gap remains perniciously greater for women of color. Black women earn just 63 cents for every dollar a white man earns and Latina women earn just 54 cents for every dollar paid to a white man.