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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Jan 12, 2018 | News Story

This week, the Writers Guild of America, East announced digital media company Vox Media had voluntarily recognized the Vox Union as the representative for collective bargaining for around 400 creative professionals.

Jan 12, 2018 | News Story

About once a month, Local 802 AFM presents free Jazz Mentors panels, usually at the union, on various topics of interests to the jazz community. Each panel features experts in the industry sharing knowledge and advice with jazz musicians and students.

Jan 12, 2018 | News Story

Secretary/Treasurer of Actors’ Equity Association Sandra Karas

Jan 17

The Rural & Migrant Ministry and the Justice for Farmworkers Campaign would like to invite you to join them on January 17, 2018 from 10AM to 2PM in the state capitol for the Farmworker Fair Labor Human Rights Hearing.

Dec 22, 2017 | News Story

On Monday, the Nation Labor Relations Board

Dec 22, 2017 | News Story

The District Council of Carpenters partnered with Heart 9/11 to bring some joy to children down in Puerto Rico.

Dec 22, 2017 | News Story

On Monday, the Harry Van Arsdale, Jr. Memorial Association, the Joint Industry Board of the Electrical Industry, and Members of Congress Joe Crowley & Grace Meng held “We Are All Americans,” an open forum meant to create solidarity across the labor and immigrant communities.

Dec 29, 2017 | News Story

As 2017 comes to a close, it is important to look back on all that labor has accomplished this year.

Dec 15, 2017 | News Story

In a political climate where there is deliberate undermining of and hostility against poor and working class people - particularly labor and immigrant communities, it is more important than ever that union workers from all backgrounds come together to find common ground and build bridges.

Dec 15, 2017 | News Story

After roughly a year of bargaining, CWA announced this week that it has reached a tentative agreement for 21,000 members covered by the Orange contract at AT&T Mobility.