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May 4, 2011
The challenges faced by nursing mothers at work, especially those in hourly, lower-wage positions, are very real. We know that 77 percent of mothers in retail or lower-wage jobs give up breastfeeding after returning to work . This is because continuing to breastfeed at work is so difficult-- especially for those who don't have access to a clean or private place to pump milk, scheduling flexibility to do so, or a supportive manager. Health care reform was intended to address this problem last year-- for the first time, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was amended to require employers to...
February 22, 2011
Building on the momentum of last year's White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility , the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor held a National Dialogue on Workplace Flexibility in Pasadena, CA on Thursday, February 17 focusing on the unique challenges and solutions of using flexibility with an hourly workforce. This National Dialogue in Pasadena was followed by a Regional Dialogue in Seattle, WA the next day, which focused on workplace flexibility in the health care industry. Both highlighted best practices among local employers that have demonstrated their use of flexibility as a...