In 29 states and 5 cities, pregnant workers may be entitled to reasonable accommodations during this crisis, including personal protective equipment, the ability to telework, and time off if needed. But women in every corner of the country need and deserve these protections. Congress must also pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act without delay to ensure pregnant workers in every state can receive the accommodations to remain healthy during this crisis and beyond.
A Better Balance is saddened and outraged by the ongoing, racist police and vigilante violence against Black people across the country, and we join Black leaders nationwide in demanding justice and meaningful reform.
As we mourn for the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and so many others, we join over 400 other organizations in calling on Congress to address the police killings and violence against Black people, and to swiftly pass meaningful police reform legislation.
This Thursday, A Better Balance will close its offices to reflect and join many of our country’s civil rights leaders in a National Day of Mourning.
In our own work to advance justice for workers and families, we are committed to working with Black leaders to dismantle the systemic racism that threatens Black lives and impedes too many workers’ economic security and ability to care for themselves and their loved ones.
As a nation, we have a long road to justice, accountability, and the legal reform that we need to ensure Black communities are protected and free from oppression in our institutions. Today and always, we stand in solidarity with, and follow the lead of, our partners and activists across the country to say Black Lives Matter.