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Reserve Your Spot for the October 30 Healthy Mothers Workplace Awards!

Join us for the annual Healthy Mothers Workplace Awards ceremony, which will take place on October 30, 2018!  Please reserve your spot here. This year’s Award Ceremony will feature advocates for health and equity, including Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymember David Chiu, and employer and employee representatives from Bi-Rite, PG&E, Healthy Horizons and YouAppi, who will … Continue reading “Reserve Your Spot for the October 30 Healthy Mothers Workplace Awards!”

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LAAW and the California Breastfeeding Coalition Vow to Continue the Fight for Workplace Equity for New Parents

We were deeply disappointed to learn that Governor Brown vetoed our lactation accommodations bill, SB937, that had strong statewide support from various partners and grassroots breastfeeding coalitions who assist parents on a daily basis in overcoming workplace barriers to breastfeeding. SB937 would have made critical improvements in existing law—improvements that unfortunately are not included in … Continue reading “LAAW and the California Breastfeeding Coalition Vow to Continue the Fight for Workplace Equity for New Parents”

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LAAW Co-hosting Walk-out & National Moment of Solidarity with Survivors of Sexual Assault on 9/24

At 10:00 a.m. Pacific on Monday, September 24, join Legal Aid at Work and scores of other civil rights organizations for a national walk-out to show our support for Dr. Blasey Ford in her efforts to obtain a full investigation into her allegations of sexual assault. All you need to do is wear black and walk out … Continue reading “LAAW Co-hosting Walk-out & National Moment of Solidarity with Survivors of Sexual Assault on 9/24”

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Your Rights Under the ADA—Free Webinar on August 28!

  Know Your Rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act!   Join Legal Aid at Work attorneys Alexis Alvarez and Rachael Langston for a FREE webinar on August 28, 2018 at 10am Pacific (1pm Eastern). This webinar will provide an overview of Title II of the ADA and its requirements as they apply to public and … Continue reading “Your Rights Under the ADA—Free Webinar on August 28!”

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Announcing the 2018 Healthy Mothers Workplace Awards!

  We are proud to announce that applications are now available for the 6th Annual San Francisco Healthy Mothers Workplace Awards! The annual award recognizes San Francisco employers who voluntarily engage in policies and practices that support the well-being of working parents. Past awardees represent a diverse range of organizations in San Francisco, including technology … Continue reading “Announcing the 2018 Healthy Mothers Workplace Awards!”

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Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME decision

Today’s five-to-four Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME  overturns  40 years of settled law.  The decision, aiming to disempower workers in public workplaces, has nothing to do with compelled speech.  It has everything to do with using the First Amendment as a weapon to deprive public employees of power.  As Justice Kagan eloquently put … Continue reading “Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME decision”

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Statement on the Supreme Court Decision Upholding President Trump’s Muslim Ban

Five Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court allowed Trump’s Muslim Ban to go into effect this morning, refusing to acknowledge the Order for what it plainly is: scarcely disguised Islamophobia in service of cynical political ends. The President’s contempt for those whose skin color and religion are different from his own is palpable, betrays our … Continue reading “Statement on the Supreme Court Decision Upholding President Trump’s Muslim Ban”

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46 Years After Title IX, Girls Still Don’t Have Equal Rights on the Playing Field

Boys on Castle Park High School’s baseball team played and practiced on a well-maintained baseball field, with state-of-the-art batting cages, cinderblock dugouts, and a bullpen. But girls on the softball team didn’t have any of that. Instead, they were forced to maintain their own field (without the equipment to do so), fundraise to build their … Continue reading “46 Years After Title IX, Girls Still Don’t Have Equal Rights on the Playing Field”

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This Father’s Day, Don’t Just Fight for Paternity Leave—Use it!

Nearly all fathers want to be there when a new child comes into their life.  But, far too often, work and financial worry can act as barriers to fathers being as involved as they would want to be.  Now, new changes in California laws are making it more possible for dads to be there. Study … Continue reading “This Father’s Day, Don’t Just Fight for Paternity Leave—Use it!”

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