Topic of the Week
National Breastfeeding Month and Your Rights at Work
Blog of the Week
Every Boss Has a Weak Spot. Find and Use It.
An excerpt from Labor Notes' book, "Secrets of a Successful Organizer," this blog advises employees to influence their workplaces from within.
Thought for the Week
"We’re talking about basic protections like ensuring pregnant women have a stool or a water bottle so they can stay on the job, or that all nursing moms have the time and space they need to pump. We’ve been fighting for years to get these bills across the finish line. …With reproductive rights under attack — and with a formula crisis still putting stress on parents’ shoulders — the very last thing anyone should have to worry about is losing their job because they’re pregnant or nursing."
–Senator Patty Murray
List of the Week
Breastfeeding discrimination takes many forms, including:
- denying pumping break requests from workers who are in pain and leaking milk
- firing them just for asking
- refusing to provide privacy or safe conditions
- crude comments on their body
Top Five News Headlines
- Some of America's Biggest Companies are Hinting the Labor Shortage is Ending for Them
- U.S. Productivity Tumbles Again in Second Quarter, Labor Costs Up Sharply
- U.S. Economy Continues to Surprise the Experts, With a Major Reading on Inflation Due This Week to Add to the Noise
- Immigrant Detainees Strike Over $1 a Day Pay, Working Conditions
- Shopify Merchant Growth Falters as Weak Consumer Spending Hits Businesses