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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Oct 26, 2018 | News Story

The Unit Council of Law360, a New York-based legal news service owned by LexisNexis, announced on Tuesday that their members voted overwhelmingly in favor of authorizing a strike if necessary to secure a first contract.

Oct 26, 2018 | News Story

Mayor Bill de Blasio, District Council 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido, Local 3621 President Vincent Variale and Local 2507 President Oren Barzilay this week announced that the City will provide Unlimited 9/11 Sick Leave to City workers who participated in World Trade Center rescue, recovery

Oct 26, 2018 | News Story

“New York City is a union town,” they chanted — thousands of voices reverberating off of office buildings and down the upper Manhattan street on Tuesday afternoon.

Oct 26, 2018 | News Story

Hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever make landfall in the United States, wreaked havoc on the Florida Panhandle. Working families have seen devastating flooding, rains, winds and destruction to their homes, possessions and livelihoods.

Oct 19, 2018 | News Story

Postal Workers, members of Congress, and allies gathered at the Hunts Point Post Office on Tuesday to call for the immediate reinstatement of posting banking services and explain why it's a winning proposal for all stakeholders: the U.S.

Oct 19, 2018 | News Story

For the second time in less than a week, a TWU Local 100 member from the Rapid Transit Operations department was featured on prime-time television for life-saving actions.

Nov 1

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We need you at the BBH NY office Thursday, Nov. 1. SAG-AFTRA’s greatest power is the solidarity of our members. It’s time to show our strength – and good will.
  

Oct 19, 2018 | News Story

Sisters & Brothers:

Workers at Charter/Spectrum have been on strike since March 2017 fighting for good healthcare and retirement security at a highly profitable company.

Oct 5, 2018 | News Story

Columbia University postdoctoral researchers announced Thursday that they’ve voted overwhelmingly to choose Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-UAW (CPW-UAW) as their union.

Oct 5, 2018 | News Story

TWU Local 100 packed a Brooklyn courtroom for the arraignment of a man who sprayed a mace-like liquid at a B15 Bus Operator and then released pepper spray on another B15 bus hours later.