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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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Press Releases

Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition Receives National Recognition, 6th Annual Awards Program Launched

San Francisco (August 29, 2018)— The National Association of Commissions for Women (NACW) presented a 2018 Achievement Award to the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women and its partners in the Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition, including the Department of Public Health and Legal Aid at Work. “I am thrilled to receive this prestigious … Continue reading “Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition Receives National Recognition, 6th Annual Awards Program Launched”

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Female Athletes Reach Agreement with Baldwin Park Unified School District in Title IX Case

(Baldwin Park, CA) – Sierra Vista High School in the Baldwin Park Unified School District has agreed to important changes that will level the playing field by providing equal athletic opportunities, treatment and benefits for its female athletes. Title IX requires gender equity in education, including in athletics.  Although Title IX has been the law … Continue reading “Female Athletes Reach Agreement with Baldwin Park Unified School District in Title IX Case”

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LAAW, Joined by Prominent Attorneys and Immigrants’ Rights Advocates, Seeks a Statewide Rule Barring Courthouse Immigration Arrests in California

SAN FRANCISCO (August 1, 2018) —Legal Aid at Work, joined by former Presidents of the California State Bar, retired judges, dozens of civil and immigrants’ rights groups, law professors, and many others, has applied for a proposed statewide courthouse rule that would block immigration agents from arresting persons for civil immigration violations in California’s courtrooms. … Continue reading “LAAW, Joined by Prominent Attorneys and Immigrants’ Rights Advocates, Seeks a Statewide Rule Barring Courthouse Immigration Arrests in California”

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In The Media

The Nation Discusses LAAW’s Efforts to End Courthouse Immigration Arrests

An article in The Nation discusses (and links to) our proposed statewide rule that would ban courthouse immigration arrests:

"Immigrant-rights defenders have petitioned the Judicial Council of California to institute a new rule to prevent ICE intervention [in courthouses]. . ."'In addition to having a chilling effect, it makes it really difficult if not impossible to have meaningful access to due process in the courts.'" (quoting Grisel Ruiz of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center)

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KQED Covers our Efforts to Ensure “Fair Play for Girls in Sports” in Oakland

Elizabeth Kristen discusses on KQED how Oakland's disproportionate cutting of girls' sports is both immoral and illegal: “[B]alancing the budget on the backs of girls sends a terrible message. It tells girls they are second-class citizens,” And it's against the law. This is a classic story of sex discrimination”

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The LA Times Discusses LAAW’s efforts to End Courthouse Immigration Arrests

"Retired judges, law professors and activists working with the nonprofit Legal Aid at Work have proposed a broader statewide courthouse rule to be considered by the Judicial Council of California in the fall. The rule would block any civil arrests inside courthouses, saying they are and should be 'places where anyone can come to seek help or to testify without fear.'"

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