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California’s Senate has passed a bill to provide job security for millions more parents when they take leave to bond with a new child. We helped draft and cosponsored the New Parent Leave Act, SB 63, which state Sen. Hannah Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) introduced and championed. Other organizations promoting and cosponsoring the bill include the California … Continue reading «Parental leave expansion passes state Senate, heads to Assembly»Read More
More than six decades after the U.S Air Force discharged her without warning, Helen James is still seeking the honors she earned. Helen entered the military in 1952 as a radio operator on a base in Roslyn, N.Y., following in the footsteps of her father, who had served in the Army. No one talked in … Continue reading «Seeking justice at 90: A veteran’s quest»Read More
As groups across California and the United States work to shore up essential civil and workplace rights that have been established over the past 50 years, our annual lecture series is more timely than ever. The series launches June 13 at our office on Montgomery Street in San Francisco with a talk on how diverse … Continue reading «Safeguarding civil and workplace rights: Our summer lecture series highlights the work at hand»Read More
This Memorial Day, let’s honor those who sacrificed their lives for our country, by caring for veterans who survived but carry scars from their service. One veteran we’ve worked with, whom I’ll call “Laura” in this post, was sexually assaulted while in the Army. As a result, she grapples with post-traumatic stress, and she became … Continue reading «In veterans’ supportive housing, homeless women need gender-specific options»Read More
San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors is considering an ordinance today that could make a big difference for many families by making a seemingly small change in the ways that employers accommodate nursing moms. New mothers who keep breastfeeding after they return to work gain health benefits for themselves and their children. And most new moms … Continue reading «Hearing showcases San Francisco’s leadership on support for working families»Read More