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We are a non-profit state federation. Our membership includes women and men of every age, race, religion, political party and socio-economic background. We are a leading advocate on work-life balance and workplace equity issues.

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PowHer the Vote

Author: Communications Committee/Wednesday, September 28, 2016/Categories: General, Politics

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We are partnering with PowHer the Vote this election season to ignite and equip New Yorkers to reshape and advance the women's economic equality agenda in the public conversation. This collective, non-partisan action will propel a movement that accelerates economic fairness in the private, public, and political sectors.

You can find out more about PowHer the Vote and sign up here!

Workplaces need to change to catch-up with the realities of the 21st Century workforce. Paid Leave, Sick Days, Predictable Schedules and Flextime are key policies employees, employers, and our elected leaders must address to create a workplace for women to succeed and for our economy to flourish.

Increasingly, companies agree that addressing work-life balance is a good business decision which builds employee loyalty, morale, profitability, and increases the bottom line. The reality is that the "traditional family" with a male breadwinner is now the exception with 7 in 10 mothers working. The workplace needs to reflect this change in society, especially for women who are the primary caretakers.

Many workers across the income spectrum still battle unpredictable scheduling practices, aren't guaranteed earned paid sick days under federal or NYS law, and working part-time makes it unlikely that a worker will receive any employment benefits at all. Hispanic, LGBTQ, low-wage, part-time, immigrant, and service-industry working mothers are especially at risk of these legislative cracks.

Get informed about family-friendly policies, including NYS's Paid Leave policy passed in 2016 and its benefits by checking out our Workplace Practices Fact Sheet.

Take action to make sure candidates and elected officials know you support issues that accelerate women's issues including paid sick time, flextime and predictable schedules!

 
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