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Ten Victories for Ten Years: Paid Family Leave

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Thursday, 28 April 2016 Category Family Leave
ABB has been a key player in the fight to secure paid family leave in New York State, and, more broadly, in the movement to expand paid family leave around the country.  After ten years of persistent advocacy, New York finally enacted paid family leave on April 4, 2016. Tags: 10 Victories Blog Series, Paid Family Leave, NY
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Ten Victories for Ten Years: Combating Abusive Scheduling Practices

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Wednesday, 20 April 2016 Category Workplace Flexibility

ABB has been spearheading a new initiative to help workers harmed by the time crunch caused by insufficient control over their work schedules. Tags: Schedules that Work, 10 Victories Blog Series
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Ten Victories for Ten Years: LGBT Work Family Project

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Wednesday, 13 April 2016 Category Fairness in the Workplace
This week we're highlighting our work to expand recognition of diverse families and raise awareness about LGBT work-family issues, which has led to the creation of an LGBT Work-Family Project. Tags: 10 Victories Blog Series, LGBT, Paid Sick Days, Paid Sick Time, Paid Family Leave, FMLA
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New Tools to Fight Unfair Pay in New York

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Tuesday, 12 April 2016 Category Fairness in the Workplace
There is some good news for New York women this year on Equal Pay Day. Tags: equal pay, Fairness in the Workplace, women's equality
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We Need Your Help! An Opportunity to Recognize Family Diversity

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Thursday, 07 April 2016 Category Paid Sick Leave
Last September, President Obama signed an Executive Order to guarantee paid sick time to employees of federal contractors. Now we need your help to ensure that the final policy recognizes family diversity! Tags: Paid Sick Time, LGBT
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Ten Victories for Ten Years: Southern Office

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Wednesday, 06 April 2016 Category Uncategorized

In honor of our tenth anniversary, we’re celebrating ten important victories over the ten weeks leading up to our Spring Celebration on May 2nd.

States in the Southeastern part of the United States represented almost half of all sex discrimination (which includes pregnancy discrimination) charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 2012, even though they make up only one-third of the U.S. population. Despite this great need, there are not enough attorneys and legal teams on the ground available to help families suffering from discrimination at work and to push for more family-friendly laws and policies.

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Paid Family Leave Comes to New York!

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Tuesday, 29 March 2016 Category Family Leave

After fighting for ten long years, we are thrilled to see our home state become the fourth in the nation to guarantee paid family leave by law, and the first to provide up to 12 weeks of leave!

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Ten Victories for Ten Years: Babygate

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Tuesday, 29 March 2016 Category Fairness in the Workplace
Within a few years of launching our legal clinic we realized that we needed a bigger platform to help people trying to navigate the complex patchwork of laws surrounding pregnancy, parenting, and caring for family while holding down a job. Tags: Fairness in the Workplace, Know Your Rights, 10 Victories Blog Series
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Ten Victories for Ten Years: Our Families @ Work Legal Clinic and hotline.

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Tuesday, 22 March 2016 Category Fairness in the Workplace

In 2009, A Better Balance launched our Families @ Work Legal Clinic and hotline, to offer information, advice, and representation to individuals facing a crisis at work related to their own illness, pregnancy, or care for a loved one.

Many of our callers reach out because they cannot make sense of the patchwork of laws that may or may not apply to them. One such recent caller was confused about her rights regarding maternity leave in New York.  As the sole employee working in New York for a small California-based employer, she had trouble determining which laws applied to her and what she could expect when her baby was born.  We counseled Tatiana, coached her in self-advocacy, and she was successfully able to negotiate a maternity leave. Tatiana wrote:

Tags: 10 Victories Blog Series, PWFA, Paid Sick Days, NY
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Ten Victories for Ten Years: Pregnant Workers Fairness

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Wednesday, 16 March 2016 Category Fairness in the Workplace
In 2012, ABB inaugurated a new area of advocacy by highlighting the gap in legal protections for pregnant workers, especially low-wage women in physically demanding jobs, who are often denied the modest workplace accommodations they need to stay healthy and employed. Tags: 10 Victories Blog Series, Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, Pregnant Workers, PWFA
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"Onward to Victory for Paid Family Leave!"

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Thursday, 10 March 2016 Category Family Leave
In a packed gymnasium at the West Side YMCA, Governor Andrew Cuomo and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a rally this morning for paid family leave. Tags: Paid Family Leave
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Ten Victories for Ten Years: Caregiver Discrimination, Women’s Equality, and Breastfeeding Rights

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Wednesday, 09 March 2016 Category Fairness in the Workplace

This week we're highlighting victories to advance women's equality, combat employment discrimination based on caregiving and family status, and promote the rights of nursing mothers on the job. 

Tags: Breastfeeding, family status discrimination, women's equality, caregiver discrimination, 10 Victories Blog Series
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International Women’s Day: The Long Road to Women’s Rights at Home

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Tuesday, 08 March 2016 Category Fairness in the Workplace

Today is International Women’s Day, a holiday whose modern origins began here in New York following the horrific Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. On that day, 146 young women workers were killed, most of them immigrants.  While many countries throughout the world celebrate today as a national holiday; and many mark the occasion with with flowers and speeches and analysis of women’s progress and what is left undone.

Tags: Pregnant Workers, women's equality, Paid Family Leave, Paid Sick Days, International Women's Day
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Ten Victories for Ten Years: Advocacy in the Courts

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Thursday, 03 March 2016 Category Uncategorized

In honor of our tenth anniversary, we’re celebrating ten important victories over the ten weeks leading up to our Spring Celebration.

Over the past ten years, ABB has helped to defend family-friendly policies when they are challenged in court.

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Ten Victories for Ten Years: Paid Sick Days

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Thursday, 25 February 2016 Category Paid Sick Leave
For the millions of Americans who lack even a single paid sick day and the many more who cannot use their sick time to care for a sick child, a simple case of the flu can mean an impossible choice between your family’s health and your paycheck or even your job. Tags: 10 Victories Blog Series, Paid Sick Days, Paid Sick Time
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Vice President Biden and Governor Cuomo Champion Paid Family Leave at Manhattan Rally

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Friday, 29 January 2016 Category Family Leave

Today, Vice President Joe Biden joined New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo on stage at the McBurney YMCA in New York City to help lead the charge for paid family leave in New York. The rally was attended by hundreds of union workers and advocates, and included remarks by State Senator Jeffrey Klein, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, and activist Christy Turlington, founder of Every Mother Counts.

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A Better Balance Appointed to Mayor's Gender Equity Commission

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016 Category Fairness in the Workplace
On January 7, 2016, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed seven new Commissioners and one new Honorary Commissioner to the Commission on Gender Equity. Among them was Sherry Leiwant, Co-President and Co-Founder of A Better Balance. The appointment is in recognition of the importance of the work A Better Balance has done on behalf of women in the City of New York. Tags: NYC, gender equity, women's equality
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New Year, New Rights for Women in New York

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Tuesday, 19 January 2016 Category Fairness in the Workplace
Key bills from New York's Women's Equality Act go into effect today. Tags: Untagged
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Governor Cuomo Champions Paid Family Leave for New York

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Tuesday, 12 January 2016 Category Family Leave
Today Governor Cuomo announced that he is making paid family leave a priority for New York in 2016. Tags: Paid Family Leave, new york
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A Better Balance Advises UN Working Group About Discrimination Against Women in the United States

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Thursday, 07 January 2016 Category Uncategorized

The UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice just completed its ten-day mission and first visit to the US. Despite the progress that has been made toward equality in the workplace, the Working Group identified many areas where the US is in need of improvement, and some areas where it falls behind international human rights standards.

Tags: Discrimination, women's equality, caregivers, Paid Family Leave, Pregnant Workers, Workplace Flexibility
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