· · · · · 

Paid Family Leave Gains Momentum in New York Legislature

The bill’s Democratic supporters believe that the legislation, which has long been in the works, may finally pass the Republican-controlled state senate and be sent to the governor's desk.

The bill’s Democratic supporters believe that the legislation, which has long been in the works, may finally pass the Republican-controlled state senate and be sent to the governor’s desk.

· · · · · 

Governor Signs Two ‘Critical’ Bills for Pregnant New Yorkers

The bills ban the shackling of pregnant inmates and allow expecting New Yorkers to purchase health insurance at any point during their pregnancy.

The bills ban the shackling of pregnant inmates and allow expecting New Yorkers to purchase health insurance at any point during their pregnancy.

· · · · · 

New York Nets $68K for Wage Theft Victims

New York is among the states leading the charge in addressing wage theft, a persistent problem in the state.

New York is among the states leading the charge in addressing wage theft, a persistent problem in the state.

· · · · · 

Tens of Thousands Take to the Streets in Nationwide Fight for $15

What began in 2012 as a movement of a few hundred fast-food workers demanding decent pay reached a climax yesterday, with both Democratic presidential front-runners tweeting their support for the #FightFor15 protesters who marched in 400 cities, according to some estimates.

What began in 2012 as a movement of a few hundred fast-food workers demanding decent pay reached a climax yesterday, with both Democratic presidential front-runners tweeting their support for the #FightFor15 protesters who marched in 400 cities, according to some estimates.

· · · · · 

Shackling of Pregnant Prisoners Could Soon End in New York

Shackling, which can include placing handcuffs, waist chains, and leg irons on a pregnant woman, has been widely denounced by the medical community.

Shackling, which can include placing handcuffs, waist chains, and leg irons on a pregnant woman, has been widely denounced by the medical community.

· · · · · 

New York Fast-Food Workers to Get $15 Minimum Wage

Fast-food employees in New York state will see their wages raised to $15 an hour, a major victory for the nationwide campaign to raise the pay of some of the country’s lowest-wage workers.

Fast-food employees in New York state will see their wages raised to $15 an hour, a major victory for the nationwide campaign to raise the pay of some of the country’s lowest-wage workers.

· · · · · 

Los Angeles City Council OKs $15 Minimum Wage

Los Angeles, the country’s second most populated city, will see its minimum wage increase to $15 by 2020 after the city council voted Tuesday for the wage hike, marking a major win for labor groups and working people who have seen the cost of living rocket past their hourly pay.

Los Angeles, the country’s second most populated city, will see its minimum wage increase to $15 by 2020 after the city council voted Tuesday for the wage hike, marking a major win for labor groups and working people who have seen the cost of living rocket past their hourly pay.

· · · · · 

New York Legislative Session Ends with No Women’s Equality Act

The Women's Equality Act did not make it into law, after some members of the state assembly refused to approve a version of the legislation that excluded language codifying the legal right to abortion in the state.

The Women’s Equality Act did not make it into law, after some members of the state assembly refused to approve a version of the legislation that excluded language codifying the legal right to abortion in the state.

· · · · · 

Despite Senate Reluctance, New York Assembly Passes Bill to Codify Abortion Rights

The Women's Equality Act did not make it into law, after some members of the state assembly refused to approve a version of the legislation that excluded language codifying the legal right to abortion in the state.

The New York State Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to pass Gov. Cuomo’s ten-point Women’s Equality Act intact, but Republicans and a handful of conservative Democrats in the state senate have sworn the bill will be defeated unless the abortion platform is removed.

· · · · · 

Effort to Strengthen Abortion Rights in New York Fails Amid Bipartisan Pushback

Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx).

A new bill to support women’s rights in New York State has been stripped of an amendment that would codify the right to an abortion.

· · · · ·