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 25, 2018 | News Story

The AGMA-represented dancers and stage managers of Alvin Ailey rallied with supporters yesterday as part of their fight for a fair contract with pay and benefits that meet industry standards.

May 25, 2018 | News Story

In response to a formal rulemaking petition from the Independent Drivers Guild (IDG), New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) stated it plans to put forward rules on industry-wide for-hire vehicle driver income and pay transparency later this summer.

May 24, 2018 | News Story

The New York City labor movement joins in mourning the passing of Thomas Van Arsdale on May 20th. Thomas, the son of legendary labor leader Harry Van Arsdale, Jr., was an active trade unionist throughout his life as a member of Local 3 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Jun 23

Join the NYC Labor Movement on both June 16 & June 23 as we support Dan Donovan for re-election to Congress.

Jun 16

Join the NYC Labor Movement on both June 16 & June 23 as we support Dan Donovan for re-election to Congress.

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.