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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Join the NYC CLC, affiliates, and community partners as we engage in a Week of Action to support NYC workers.
TODAY, Thursday, June 18th at 5pm, please join the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO for an opportunity for Labor Leaders in NYC to discuss the role of the Labor Movement in the fight for racial, social, and economic justice, and the work that we will continue to do to move forward tog
Today’s Supreme Court decision confirms that the Trump administration’s effort to strip DACA protections from 700,000 young Americans was not only cruel but illegal.
“No worker in the U.S. should face discrimination in the workplace because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
With this ruling, millions of workers will finally have protections regardless of who controls their state government.
As NYC continues it's phased reopening, we urge elected officials keep in mind America's Five Economic Essentials:
Keep front-line workers safe and secure.
Keep workers employed and protect earned pension checks.
Join the United Federation of Teachers and the NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO for a virtual fair for NYC high school students to explore careers in union jobs.
The New York City Labor Movement stands with working people across our city who are demanding justice for the senseless death of George Floyd, and for an end to the continuing systemic inequalities that are faced by our brothers and sisters of color every day in America.
Each and every day of this crisis, union members on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak are bravely going to work, putting their health and lives on the line for their fellow New Yorkers.