The New York fashion industry, which employs 165,000 people, was until now the only industry in the state excluded from child labor protections under the Department of Labor.
While the teen has not been charged with a crime regarding the dead fetus, she has still faced death threats and public judgment for her actions.
To The Contrary panelists discuss New York’s new anti-trafficking Safe Harbor policy, how the shutdown affects the GOP’s image in the eyes of women, and Barnard President Debora Spar on women not having it all. Panelists include RH Reality Check Editor at Large Erin Matson, the Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and former Bush White House Aide Mercy Viana Schlapp.
House Speaker John Boehner, like New York’s George Michaels during the state’s 1970 abortion vote, has the opportunity to do the right thing, even if it costs him his speakership. But will he do it?
The storm ripped the roof off the Rockaways area of New York City, literally and figuratively, and shone a light on how woefully under-resourced the community was, and is.
While there have been recent transgender rights victories for students in California and Colorado, there are also plenty of roadblocks in guaranteeing equal representation and protection.
“Don’t be scared. Just go for it,” said new mother Raquel Batista, who is running to represent the Bronx in the New York City Council. ”There is nothing to lose. There is nothing to lose in running for office and starting your family.”
We applaud the California governor’s veto of AB 926, which would have permitted researchers to pay women for their eggs. His decision was based, in part, on the fact that the risks to women who provide eggs outweigh the potential scientific benefits.
A recent court decision against stop and frisk speaks specifically to racial profiling, but we know that other kinds of profiling—based on gender, sexual orientation, economic status, and other characteristics—are often used by police.
Complaints against college administrators and private companies show the law is failing to hold our institutions accountable for illegal sex discrimination.