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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Every April 28, the Labor Movement takes time to remember workers who have lost their lives on the job. This year the NYC CLC and NYCOSH were joined by workers from across all industries in the private sector, public sector and building trades.
New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the “Fight for $15” day of action:
Join the MAY DAY Rally to END INCOME INEQUALITY
Meet at Billionaire Walmart owner Alice Walton’s home on the corner of 60th St. between Park and Lexington Ave.
After nine months of bargaining, PSC-CUNY has seen no acceptable progress on a contract agreement.
Join PSC-CUNY for an emergency rally at Hunter College to show CUNY managers that Professors need a contract that addresses both salaries and working conditions.
Make history in New York on April 15, 2015. // Haz historia en Nueva York este 15 de abril.
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Join Build Up NYC to kick off their campaign for good jobs in East New York, the Bronx and all across NYC!
Join the Workmen's Circle and the Workers Unite Film Festival as they continue the Raise the Wage Film Series with screenings of:
Tangled Threads • Tears in the Fabric • Rise of the Oppressed • The Story of New York
New York, NY - President Vincent Alvarez of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, today released the following statement regarding NYU's refusal to reach a fair contract for graduate student researchers and instructors: