Stronger penalties against employers who violate existing equal pay laws, and fair pay laws that end gender and race discrimination. Equal opportunity policies that provide qualified women and people of color opportunities in employment, education and contracts.
Protection against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, parental and marital status, incarceration record, care-giving responsibilities.
A comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship.
“I worked for an employer who didn’t provide earned sick leave. I was forced to go to work sick. Since I wasn’t able to stay at home and recuperate it took me a lot longer to get well. Unfortunately, my younger children would then get sick and my older daughters had to stay home from school so I could go to work. I couldn’t afford not to get paid. Not only did this affect my daughters’ school attendance, but it put me in a position that no responsible parent wants to ever be in.” --Latosha, Atlanta