JOBS FOR ALL COALITION
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FOR ALL AND WOMEN S RIGHTS
from Jobs For All: A Plan for the Revitalization of America
In addition to paid
employment at decent pay for all women and men who are able and
willing to work, JOBS FOR ALL proposes these policies
that are of special relevance to women:
family leave. Care by family members of the very young and the
infirm is productive work that should be compensated. (The goal
is 18 months of paid leave for infant and child care.)
subsidized, high-quality child care for employed parents.
training opportunities for family care-givers, to minimize their
losses from being out of the job market.
child support for all single-parent families in which the noncustodial
parent either defaults or does not have sufficient income to contribute
an amount determined to be minimally adequate.
child allowances for all families.
reductions in standard work time, including both a reduced work
week and legally-mandated paid vacations, sabbaticals and work
sharing, in order to stimulate job creation, increase productivity,
and afford more time for family, community, leisure and learning.
commitment to the enforcement of anti-discrimination laws, including
the Equal Pay Act of 1963; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of
1964, as amended and expanded by the Civil Rights Act of 1991;
and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, requiring that pregnancy
be treated as any other temporary "disability."
of the affirmative action policies set forth in various Executive
of pay equity or comparable worth laws, enacted in some states
but which pertain only to public employment, to federal and private
to protect part-time and temporary workers, including hourly wage
parity among all workers doing the same job, and pro-rated fringe
health care provided by government and available to all, regardless
of employment status.
in the Equal Opportunity Commission s definition of sexual
harassment in the workplace so as to place the burden of proof
and responsibility on the accused offenders rather than their
victims, along with strengthening state laws against sexual harassment.
policies are discussed more fully in JOBS FOR ALL, the
program of the National Jobs for All Coalition : "Reduced Time,"
and "Anti-Discrimination Policies," pp. 52-53, 56; "Adequate Income
for All", pp. 59-63. See also sections on "Rights of Workers,"
pp. 66-69, and "Lifelong Learning," pp. 113-117.
National Jobs for All Coalition is a project of the Council on
Public and International Affairs.