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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When you buy union, you're supporting good jobs in American communities, jobs that provide living wages and benefits, safe working conditions, and dignity and respect for work. Look for these quality products, produced by union members, when preparing for your Thanksgiving feast.
We can make the difference on Nov. 3. As union members, we come together and rise to the challenge when our communities need us. And right now, nothing is more important to the future of the labor movement and working families and our communities than voting.
As we head into the critical final days of the 2020 elections, the NYC CLC is conducting daily phone bank opportunities for NYC union members to reach out to other union households both in NYC and in battleground states.
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With three weeks left to accurately count NYC’s hardest-to-reach residents, join us for a discussion on the Labor Counts! Census efforts.
Join us to discuss all of our voting options for the upcoming elections.
The live stream will begin at approximately 6PM.
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