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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May 18, 2018 | News Story

From April 9-20, Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO (FLOC) launched a boycott of Reynolds American Inc.

May 18, 2018 | News Story

Check out new video of the Building Trades April 4th #CountMeIn rally! https://vimeo.com/263570284

May 8

Join our brothers & sisters in the NYC Building Trades as they gather in Union Square to tell greedy developers putting profit over people that NYC is a Union Town!

May 8

This is the NewsGuild’s first attempt to bring the fight right to Alden Global Capital’s doorstep in NYC. Our purpose is to expose Alden’s conduct, and demand an investment in our newspapers, or sell them.

May 8

Can you imagine trying to get by on a near-minimum wage job that only schedules you for one day a week? That is the reality for many workers at the popular New York City mover Two Men And A Truck.

May 12

The 26th annual Letter Carriers’
Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive
is on Saturday, May 12.

Specific questions regarding the Food Drive should be directed to NALC Director of Community Services at 202-393-4695.

May 4

The Workers Unite Film Festival is a celebration of Global Labor Solidarity.

Apr 20, 2018 | News Story

On Tuesday, more than 5,000 flight attendants employed by JetBlue voted 2,661 to 1,387 to join the Transport Workers Union. The results were released by the National Mediation Board, which oversaw the electronic balloting.

Apr 20, 2018 | News Story

32BJ SEIU’s bargaining committee and the Realty Advisory Board reached a tentative agreement last Friday that would provide 11.3% raises over four years, maintain health care, increase funding for training and retirement benefits and added protections against harassment.

Apr 20, 2018 | News Story

After over three years of legal delays by the Columbia University administration, a majority of 3,000 research and teaching assistants have voted 93% (1832 to 136) to authorize their bargaining committee to call a strike.