Trustee Election
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  • GENDER PAY GAP
  • POVERTY
  • WORKING MOMS
Winning Issue » WORKING MOMS


A working parent is one who is both employed in the workforce and performs duties as a childcare provider. Women now make up about half our workforce and more than 70% of these workers are mothers of children under the age of 18. In addition to earning substantially less than women who are childless, working mothers face additional challenges. Some must find secret locations to pump breast milk. Others must explain to employers their reasons for being absent, late or working from home when their child is sick or has a snow-day. Some say that although mothers have flourished in work environments, women still feel pressure from stereotypical gender assumptions of being the prime care-takers of children. If true, this pressure is manifested in the time schedules of most working moms, for whom personal time and space are rare luxuries. Most would agree it is very difficult balancing the demands of a job with those of a family. Job requirements and work-related events and travel often conflict with the demands of maintaining a household, helping with homework, nursing an ill child, or attending school, sports and family activities. Advocates say flexibility in working hours makes a big difference to working moms.


Pending legislation:
H.R.465 - Working Families Flexibility Act of 2015




Options


  • I oppose reforming current working moms policy and wish to defeat H.R.465 - Working Families Flexibility Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support requiring that certain employers provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child, and wish to either reintroduce S.934 or H.R.1941 - Supporting Working Moms Act of 2013 (113th Congress 2013-2014), or similar versions thereof, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT) or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
  • I support authoring private employers to provide compensatory time off to private employees at a rate of 1½ hours per hour of employment for which overtime compensation is required; authorizing an employer to provide compensatory time only if it is in accordance with an applicable collective bargaining agreement or, in the absence of such an agreement, an agreement between the employer and employee; prohibiting an employee from accruing more than 160 hours of compensatory time; requiring an employee's employer to provide monetary compensation, after the end of a calendar year, for any unused compensatory time off accrued during the preceding year; requiring an employer to give employees 30-day notice before discontinuing compensatory time off; prohibiting an employer from intimidating, threatening, or coercing an employee in order to: interfere with the employee's right to request or not to request compensatory time off in lieu of payment of monetary overtime compensation, or requiring an employee to use such compensatory time; making an employer who violates such requirements liable to the affected employee in the amount of the compensation rate for each hour of compensatory time accrued, plus an additional equal amount as liquidated damages, reduced for each hour of compensatory time used, and wish to pass H.R.465 - Working Families Flexibility Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. John Kline (MN) and/or Rep. Martha Roby (AL), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option
  • I support requiring that certain employers provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child, and wish to either reintroduce S.934 or H.R.1941 - Supporting Working Moms Act of 2013 (113th Congress 2013-2014), or similar versions thereof, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT) or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting her to favorably consider either reintroducing H.R.1941 - Supporting Working Moms Act of 2013 (113th Congress 2013-2014), or a similar version thereof.

If elected as a trustee, Legal Momentum will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for employers providing reasonable break time for working mothers to express breast milk for their nursing child.

Legal Momentum is the nation’s oldest organization advocating on behalf of the legal rights of women and girls. Its mission is to ensure economic and personal security for all women and girls. Legal Momentum has recently released a study on single parenthood in the US and 16 other high-income countries which reported that the majority of single mothers in the United States are separated, divorced or widowed; and they work more hours and yet have higher poverty rates than single mothers in other high-income countries. It states that because women remain the primary caregivers for their families and children, and single women are much more likely to be custodial parents than single men, paid leave is a critical issue for women workers. The industries which employ the most women such as retail, hospitality and other minimum- and low-wage jobs, are the least likely to provide workers with paid sick leave, vacation, or medical benefits. This commonly creates situations wherein women are forced to choose between taking care of a sick child, or themselves or sacrificing a day’s worth of wages. Legal Momentum advocates with partner organizations to make paid family and medical leave available for all working families.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
April 9, 2020
Trustee Election - Closing Date
April 15, 2020