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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Last Friday, fast food workers gathered near a Bushwick Domino’s to protest the firing of delivery driver Gregory Reynoso.
On Friday, July 26, over 100 Home Care workers with 1199 SEIU, gathered with public officials for a speak-out and rally outside of Accent Care’s Bronx office.
1199 SEIU HOME HEALTH AIDES TO RALLY FOR SICK DAYS, AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE
Join Fast Food Forward members and supporters as they rally to support fast food workers walking off the job in protest of low-wages, a lack of benefits, and workplace respect. Se below for a schedule of actions around the city.
This week, 1199 and NYSNA continued to oppose the SUNY-ordered of closure of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital.
12pm: Join ROC-NY, low-wage workers, and supporters for an afternoon action supporting workers employed by Darden Brands who are organizing against illegal and unfair conditions. Darden, which owns The Capital Grille, Red Lobster, and Olive Garden, is adamantly opposed to increa