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 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

Who doesn’t love raising money for huge, heartless multinational companies?
 
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.

Oct 5, 2018 | News Story

The economy is rapidly changing. New companies are popping up all the time offering to serve as the conduit between workers looking to make ends meet and consumers wanting to fulfill a need.

Oct 5, 2018 | News Story

At our September Delegates meeting, NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez kicked off the new delegate year by swearing in eight new delegates. Welcome all!

Sep 28, 2018 | News Story

In 2016, NYU abruptly pulled out of the League of Voluntary Hospitals, a multi-employer bargaining approach that has ensured quality care and good jobs for New Yorkers for decades.

Sep 28, 2018 | News Story

More than 500 PSC-CUNY members and supporters gathered last night in front of the NY Stock Exchange and marched to the investment banking firm of CUNY Board chairperson William Thompson to demand investment in a contract for the PSC, and to protest continuing austerity at CUNY.

Sep 28, 2018 | News Story

Yesterday, the Port Authority of New York voted to enact a new wage resolution as a result of years of efforts by workers represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), UNITE HERE Local 100, and Local 1102 of the RWDSU.