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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Make history in New York on April 15, 2015. // Haz historia en Nueva York este 15 de abril.
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Join Build Up NYC to kick off their campaign for good jobs in East New York, the Bronx and all across NYC!
Join the Workmen's Circle and the Workers Unite Film Festival as they continue the Raise the Wage Film Series with screenings of:
Tangled Threads • Tears in the Fabric • Rise of the Oppressed • The Story of New York
New York, NY - President Vincent Alvarez of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, today released the following statement regarding NYU's refusal to reach a fair contract for graduate student researchers and instructors:
The UAW represents over 1200 graduate workers at New York University and have been in negotiations for a contract for over one year.
1,400 jobs are being moved from FEGS to new agencies. For most, no guarantees are being made to keep the workers employed doing the work they have always done – caring for the poor, the weak, the ill and the disabled.
New York, NY - New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement, regarding initiatives outlined in Mayor de Blasio's State of the City Address: