Pregnant Women and New Moms, Unite! Oct 29, 11AM Join NOW-NYC and the NY Women's Equality Coalition to call on lawmakers to pass vital protections and rights for pregnant workers on Tuesday, October 29at 11 AM on the steps of City Hall in NYC.
This week marks the 35th anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Yet, pregnant workers continue to be unfairly fired, demoted and their health put at risk by employers who do not provide temporary accommodations such as a stool to sit on or extra bathroom breaks.
A key provision of the Women Equality Agenda (WEA) would protect pregnant workers, but it has stalled in the New York Legislature and nothing has become law. Tell your Assembly member and State Senator. Millions of women will lose if you don't pass live bills for women's equality by December 31.
#WEAreStrong Join the Rally online via Twitter! NY women shouldn't have to choose between a paycheck and a healthy pregnancy. #UpgradeNY laws. Pass #WEA this year. http://chn.ge/1gMx5u6 2013 politics and 1950's values?! It's time for an #UpgradeNY. We need a Women's Equality Act for NY women. #WEAreStrong http://bit.ly/1akELQO #DYK pregnant NY women could be fired for needing an extra bathroom break? Join us to pass WEA!http://on.fb.me/1aaqZtT #UpgradeNY #NYC just passed a law protecting pregnant women at work - step it up #NewYork State and make WEA law! http://chn.ge/1gMx5u6 #UpgradeNY