Educators’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions.
Support strong public schools by taking these actions today.
All of us depend on the work public service employees do. They are educators, nurses, social workers, child-care providers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, city planners, sanitation workers, and much more. They deserve a federal law that gives them the right to form a union and bargain collectively.
Email your senators and representative and urge them to become original co-sponsors of the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act.
Women earn just 82 cents for every dollar White men earn—and the pay disparity is worse for Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous women. This gender gap exists across nearly all occupations, including female-dominated professions such as education. The Paycheck Fairness Act of 2021 (S. 205/H.R. 7) will help end these disparities and show our students that we believe in equal pay for equal work.
Email your senators and ask them to support the Paycheck Fairness Act of 2021.
A bill to improve the unemployment insurance program.
The bill would ensure employees have reasonable break time and a private place to pump breast milk, extending the 2010 Break Time Law’s coverage to the 9 million women—including educators—who were excluded from it.
The legislation would require employers to provide reasonable break time and a private, non-bathroom space for breastfeeding employees to pump during the workday.