This piece is published in partnership with Echoing Ida, a Forward Together Program. Current data indicates that black women have the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the US. There are many reasons for this, including lack of access to resources, substandard healthcare, personal choice and historical trauma. But what is not true however, are popular [...]
O: Open, Flexible Work
Useful Tips & Tools for Open, Flexible Work Options in Your Workplace
Open, Flexible Work is the term we use in the MOTHERS agenda to refer to workplace practices that accommodate both work and family needs. *Click here to skip to tips & tools you can use in your workplace.
Flexible work arrangements give parents the ability to work more flexibly, regardless of the person's level in the organization. Factory workers, middle managers, and executive level employees all need to be able to structure their work lives in a way that allows them to meet both business and family needs. The fact is that flexible work is good for all workers - parents and non-parents. Good work/life fit is of value to everyone and as a consequence it is good for business.
Offering flexible work options helps the corporate bottom line by increasing employee satisfaction, productivity and retention. It also can foster significant customer good will and certain kinds of flexibility reduce physical overhead. All this ends up benefiting business. It's a win-win - for both families and businesses.
MomsRising is working to help make America more family-friendly - and parents less crazy busy - by encouraging employers of all types to adopt flexible work arrangements, including:
- flexible scheduling
- job sharing
- career customization
- taking babies to work
- part-time work options and
- on-ramps for parents who take time away from work
What You Can Do
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The Deceptively Named ‘Working Families Flexibility Act,’ Passed by the House Today, Is a ‘Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’ and an Anti-Worker BillPosted May 2, 2017 by MomsRising
Despite its deceptive name, the Working Families Flexibility Act would not offer real flexibility to working families and would instead rob employees of their right to be compensated fairly for extra time they work. This bill is a wolf in sheep’s clothing – and working parents aren’t fooled. The legislation the House passed today is [...]
We’re 100 days in to the new administration and we’re not giving up! In fact, we’re powering up, rolling our sleeves up, and marching forward! Here are your #5Actions for this week: 1. The very bad, no good healthcare bill is ba-aack! And they might vote again soon. Tell Congress: Don’t take our health care! —> PHONE [...]
On your mark... get set…. go!!! It’s #5Actions time! You can do all five of the actions on one day, or spread them out across the week, your choice. The important thing is not WHEN you do them, but IF you do them. One thing we know for sure is that if you do them, [...]