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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Sep 17, 2021 | News Story

Teamsters Local 553 is expanding charges at the National Labor Relations Board against United Metro Energy Corp., owned by billionaire John Catsimatidis, after the company fired another striking worker last week.

Sep 17, 2021 | News Story

Employees at Legal Services NYC, the largest civil legal service provider in the U.S., last Friday picketed to protest unnecessary and dangerous in-person court appearances.

Sep 17, 2021 | News Story

On Physician Suicide Awareness Day, the Committee of Interns and Residents honors the lives of healers lost to suicide and commits to fighting for systemic change.

Sep 17, 2021 | News Story

The BCTGM announced this week that is has reached a tentative agreement with Nabisco/Mondelez on a new contract. In the coming days, the Local Union officers on the bargaining committee will present the tentative agreement to their respective memberships who will then vote on the agreement.

Sep 10, 2021 | News Story

t takes a team. That’s the anti-OPTO (One-Person Train Operation) message TWU Local 100 shared with media and elected officials during the recent subway power outage and the incredible flooding that came days later.

Sep 10, 2021 | News Story

Last Friday, the staff at Brooklyn Defender Services (“BDS”) resoundingly confirmed their desire to form a wall-to-wall union and enter into contract negotiations with their employer.

Sep 10, 2021 | News Story

Staff attorneys, senior staff attorneys, senior counsel, paralegals, mailroom clerks, and social work and reentry staff at Appellate Advocates have announced their intent to join the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys - UAW Local 2325 by filing an election petition with the National Labor Relatio

Sep 10, 2021 | News Story

Hundreds of labor union members, leaders, and supporters joined the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO for our Annual Banner Procession and Labor Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Wednesday.

Sep 7, 2021 | Press Release

“We are grateful to Governor Hochul for her strong leadership as we continue to battle the COVID variants, and for taking action to keep workers safe.

Sep 6, 2021 | News Story

Today, we observe Labor Day by recognizing all working people for their contributions to our nation and giving them a chance to enjoy a well-earned rest and time with their loved ones.