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¡Vayamos Adelante hacia Actualizar Nuestra Cultura Laboral!

August 29, 2014
To read this blog post in English, click here . El nuevo libro de Sheryl Sandburg Vayamos Adelante ("Lean In") enfoca la atención sobre la escasez de mujeres líderes en el campo laboral. Ella subraya que la maternidad es un momento en el que muchas mujeres se desvían de sus carreras. Ella le recomienda a las mujeres jóvenes que se “vayan adelante” para mantenerse en curso, subir la jerarquía, y ser líderes. Las mujeres que retroceden cuando anticipan su maternidad o son marginadas cuando quedan embarazadas están cayendo de las trayectorias de las carreras profesionales de alto nivel. En...
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Teletrabajo Ayuda a las Madres Avanzar

August 29, 2014
To read this blog post in Engish, click here . La Semana Nacional de Teletrabajo estuvo zumbando, irónicamente, sobre las prohibiciones del teletrabajo. La semana pasada, Best Buy anunció el final de su programa de trabajo desde casa conocido como ROWE por sus siglas en Inglés (ambiente-laboral-orientado-exclusivamente-por- resultados), pisándole los talones a la prohibición de Yahoo sobre el trabajo remoto que ocurrió una semana antes. Luego, las tormentas de nieve cayeron en el oeste medio y en la costa este, cerrando escuelas y negocios, y las personas acudieron a –usted lo adivinó- el...
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Al Diablo con el Equilibrio entre la Vida y el Trabajo: ¡Necesitamos una Pólitica de Vida y Trabajo!

August 27, 2014
To read this blog post in English, click here . Por más de dos años, La Semana Laboral de Cuatro Horas ha sido un bestseller nacional. ¿Por qué? Porque la mayoría de nosotros nos resentimos estar atados a nuestros trabajos, y sabemos que podemos hacer aún un mejor trabajo si tuviéramos la flexibilidad. Pero los trabajadores están completamente sólos para descifrarlo. De 168 naciones , 163 tienen alguna forma de permiso de maternidad remunerado, dejando a Estados Unidos con la compañía de Lesoto, Papúa Nueva Guinea y Swazilandia. Lindo. Somos adultos que tienen demandas del trabajo y del hogar...

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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