Work and Family
Although the “traditional” family—a father who works outside the home and financially supports the children and a mother whose work is keeping the house and raising the children—has been disappearing for more than a generation, our workplaces and government policies have not kept pace with America’s new reality.
Most children are growing up in homes with both parents working or with single parents. One-third of workers don’t have access to paid sick leave, and only 42 percent have paid personal leave. What’s the impact on public health when working people can’t afford to take sick days during a flu epidemic? Who takes care of a sick child? Who’s home to fix dinner and help with homework? Who can dedicate time to a sick elderly parent?
The recession and jobless recovery have complicated life further for working families, when having to leave work for a family emergency could lead to long-term unemployment.
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After long days of negotiations on Friday, May 26 and Memorial Day with little progress made, more than 1000 NYSNA nurses delivered a strike notice to administrators at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital this week.
Insider Union members went on strike at 12AM this morning in response to the company’s refusal to undo illegal changes it made to their health care and management’s intransigence in contract negotiations.
AFM Local 802 is spreading the word that the upcoming Broadway show "Here Lies Love" by David Byrne is attempting to hire NO live musicians, which would be the first time in history for a League-produced Broadway show.
REI’s New Counsel Advises Union of Pay Cuts for Many SoHo Workers in The Middle of Contract Negotiations
REI yesterday notified RWDSU—the union representing workers at its SoHo, New York store—through its new legal counsel that many workers at the store would be receiving pay cuts in their next paycheck amid a shakeup of the company’s legal representation at the bargaining table.
MTA Local 100 President Richard Davis this week announced that the union has reached a tentative contract agreement with the MTA that includes substantial salary increases and other important wins for membership.
Delivery workers work day in and day out to deliver New York City residents like me food, supplies, and medicine we need. Still, these workers have been at the mercy of multi-billion dollar corporations that exploit and deny them living wages.
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