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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On Monday, April 20th hundreds of Build Up NYC members and supporters gathered at Brooklyn Borough Hall to call for the creation and protection of good jobs, and the maintenance of park space for residents.
Build Brooklyn Bridge Park &
Watchtower Properties responsibly!
Tuesday, April 22 at 3:30pm
Take the R, 2, 3, 4, or 5 train to Borough Hall/Court Street stop.
"May Day is about all workers,” said Vincent Alvarez, president of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.
Every April 28, the Labor Movement reflects on men and women who lose their lives while on the job. Join labor leaders and fellow activists to commemorate their sacrifice and march to honor their memory.
Join members of APWU to rally & march to stop Staples!
Please download the attached flyer for more details.
Today, 32BJ SEIU officials announced that a tentative four-year agreement has been reached on a new contract for roughly 30,000 doormen, porters, building supers and other Residential workers.
New York International Auto Show
Javits Convention Center – West 34th Street & 11th Ave., New York City
April 18 through April 27, 2014
Today, Friday, April 4 roughly 100 airport workers and 32BJ members gathered at JFK Airport to celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a nine mile march to LaGuardia Airport.
On Wednesday, April 2, thousands of 32BJ SEIU members and supporters gathered at 79th Street and 5th Avenue to take a stand for Residential workers. The eastbound march ended on Park Avenue, where union members and officials took the stage t