On Wednesday, Rhode Island became the third U.S. state to offer a paid family leave program, which will make most of the state workforce eligible to take paid time off to care for a new child or a sick loved one. “It’s for those unexpected, serious health crises that people can’t plan for,” said Senator Gayle...
The owners and 11 employees of a Bangladeshi garment factory are facing charges for culpable homicide after the death of 112 workers in a fire last year.
“Families have not fully recovered from the 2008 financial crisis, and too many Americans are still searching for jobs. This is about basic fairness—let people compete on the merits, not on whether they already have enough money to pay all their bills.”
The ACA guarantees that all new health insurance plans cover FDA-approved contraceptives, including the pill and IUDs, without co-pays or deductibles.
"It's unfair to make me choose between earning a living and protecting my health and the health of my baby when I could still perform my job without doing any heavy lifting."
If passed, the act will help millions of workers afford take time off to address their own serious health condition or to care for an immediate family member or new child.
"I believe this is the defining challenge of our time: Making sure our economy works for every working American."
This will be the largest action yet in the recent history of the fast food labor movement, with actions in 200 cities. Protesters are calling for $15 an hour wages, almost double the current federal minimum wage of $7.25.
The raise will help over 600,000 workers, particularly women, who make up nearly two-thirds of minimum wage workers nationwide.
Inequality, lack of workplace protections, and violence and discrimination in schools all contribute to high rates of poverty and unemployment for many LGBT workers of color.