March 4, 2011

Women in the Workplace

Work is vital to a woman’s financial independence, socio-economic advancement and personal dignity. Women have the right to equal opportunity and equal pay in all aspects of employment. Currently, women earn just 76% of men’s average wages, even though they work longer hours (factoring in non-compensated domestic work). We support: Equal pay for equal work policies; Initiatives to ensure safe, healthy, and secure working conditions, and abolishment of “sweatshop” labor practices; A living wage; Comprehensive, affordable and quality health-care benefits and retirement plans that meet the needs of working women and their families; Expansion of current medical and family care leave benefits, including granting additional leave time, allowing the use of paid leave benefits, and expanding the definition of family; […]