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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Freelance musicians who have been on strike for more than a month rallied along with their trombones, trumpets and saxophones on the Broadway sidewalk in support of an agreement with performance producer Di
The staff of the Hispanic Society of America, members of UAW Local 2110, officially went out on strike starting Monday morning, with workers gathering outside the Society's building at 613 West 155th Street starting at 7am.
Members of the Bird Union (affiliated with Communications Workers of America) rallied Thursday outside Audubon Society headquarters to demand that their employer agree to a more equitable organization.
More than 1,100 employees at The New York Times walked out on Dec. 8 as a part of their collective fight to reach a complete and equitable contract.
Actors’ Equity Association, the national labor union representing more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers in live theatre, has been bargaining with the Broadway League for over two months on an agreement for shows on tour.
Actors’ Equity Association, the national labor union representing more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers in live theatre, is celebrating International Transgender Day of Visibility with a new video from its transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer and gender nonconforming members.
Statement from AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler on former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee testimony:
Bird Union members represented by CWA 1180 have been in a battle with management for more than a year to secure a contract. Management at their employer, the National Audubon Society, is not bargaining in good faith at all, and is in fact hardly bargaining period.
The staff of the Hispanic Society of America, located at 613 West 155th Street, have authorized a strike after more than a year of negotiations for a union contract.
Hundreds of Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) members at Hearst Magazines walked off the job yesterday to demand management agree to a fair first union contract at their last scheduled day of negotiations on March 28.