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.
More about this issue:
Governor Andrew M.
On Wednesday, April 4, the Labor Movement across New York City and the United States paid respect to the life & legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This week, ten thousand members of New York City Building Trades unions took over 7th Avenue to call out greedy developers and their efforts to undermine unionized construction in New York City.
New York, NY – Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, released the following statement regarding today’s Transport Workers Union JetBlue unionization election victory:
Join the 2018 Greater Metropolitan New York Social Studies Conference
Hubert Humphrey Humanitarian Award Winner
Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW members at the CVS located at 1070 Flatbush
Wednesday, members of several construction trades unions marched and rallied outside of two worksites run by Boston-based contractor Gilbane.
All across the City workers are standing up against the open shop model citing safety concerns amid a rash of construction worker deaths.