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Marissa Mayer y Yahoo Envían un Mensaje Claro (y Negativo) a los Empleados y los Trabajadores que son Padres

August 22, 2014
To read this blog post in English, click here . Este artículo de opinión apareció originalmente en el blog Modern Mami . Las noticias de que la Directora General de Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, eliminó la flexibilidad del trabajo y forzó a todos los empleados a trabajar en la oficina (incluso a aquellos que ya estaban teletrabajando) provocó muchas reacciones. Muchas personas se sintieron que la decisión de Mayer afectara negativamente a los padres trabajadores y destruyera las oportunidades de avanzar a las políticas modernas para el sitio de trabajo. En un momento en el que las familias están...
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Mothers, Democracy and Hurricane Iselle

August 13, 2014
The following post, with minor modifications, was first featured in the Honolulu Star Advertiser as an op-ed last week, right before Hawaii’s state primary. The first sentence of the editorial read: " As this primary season comes to an end.. ." But the primary season did not end on Saturday as Hurricane Iselle hit parts of the state, impacting the ability of some residents to cast their ballots. So one polling location will open this Friday to serve those who were not able to vote, but it's still unclear whether they will truly be able to exercise their rights as citizens because many of them...
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Schedules That Work for Workers

August 12, 2014
A few weeks ago, President Obama convened a White House Summit on Working Families, an event attended by national leaders in business and labor. The event was designed to put the issues of working families under a national spotlight. I was proud to participate in this event, representing the AFL-CIO and millions of workers throughout the country, and I wrote at the time that collective action following the summit would be the true measure of the summit’s success. While the summit brought much-needed attention to urgent issues facing working families, we need real solutions to help us meet the...
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Pregnant Police Officer in Florence, KY Pushed Off the Job Due to City Policy

August 5, 2014
Office Lyndi Trischler is pregnant, lives with her one-year old daughter, and will soon have to move out of an apartment she can no longer afford because she’s been pushed out of her job. This is all because her employer, the City of Florence, Kentucky, will not permit any City employees to work with medical restrictions, unless they have been injured on-the-job.
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Forget Summer Fridays… Working Parents Need Real Flexibility

August 4, 2014
Here are three reasons why employers should develop a formalized flexible work program and how it will benefit both employers and working parents.
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The Great Work Cultures Initiative: Raise a Big Tent, Invite a Million Friends

July 15, 2014
I became aware of the huge bias against mothers in hiring, wages and advancement over a decade ago. In response I co-founded MomsRising.org with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner. As I learned more and more about work that was compatible with parenthood it became clear that all the practices that are good for mothers are good for everybody, businesses included. In 2010 I co-wrote The Custom-Fit Workplace: Choose When, Where and How to Work and Boost the Bottom Line . Out of the pink ghetto, a year later, speaking at a Wall St. conference it became clear to me that even this was not sufficient! There...
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Great Work Cultures Big Tent Initiative -- Moving from Command and Control to Respect and Empower

July 7, 2014
Turns out that pretty much all the good work culture practices that are good for moms are good for everybody. And movements are more powerful when they inspire everybody!
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Share Your Stories to Help Create Workplace Change

June 30, 2014
All the statistics in the world can’t make change if people aren't talking about what they need, asking for it—and even clamoring for it. And that’s where moms come in.
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June 26, 2014
Do you have a second to sign a very important thank you card to the White House? Click here to sign on to the thank you card now! Why the card? Well, we (and you) just had a… drumroll please…. MAJOR VICTORY!
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A Tale of Two Macy's

June 23, 2014
Cross-posted from NWLC's blog Earlier today, I caught up with Kay Thompson and Sasha Hammad during a break at the White House Summit on Working Families . Kay spoke at the Summit about what having a predicable full-time schedule and a say in the timing of her work hours has meant for her family. Sasha Hammad is director of the Retail Action Project, and is fighting to secure these same protections for all retail workers in New York City. Liz: Kay, you mentioned you work at Macy’s. Kay: Yes, I work at Macy’s in Herald’s Square in the domestics department. And I’m a proud member of Local 1-S of...
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