Rutgers Center for Woman and Work (CWW) report on the benefits of Paid Family Leave

Pay Matters: The Positive Economic Impacts of Paid Family Leave for Families, Businesses, and the Public” analyzes data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1997 to 2009 and finds that women who take paid leave after a child’s birth report stronger labor force attachment and positive changes in wages in the year following a child’s birth, when compared to those who do not take any leave. The study also finds that women who take paid leave are less likely to receive public assistance and food stamps than those who do not take any leave. Click here to get a copy of the report.

The study was commissioned by the National Partnership for Women & Families, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation. Karen White, director of CWW’s Working Families program and URA Executive Board member, directed the research.
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Where’s the Money?

The $1,000 bonus negotiated in our MOA is scheduled to appear in the February 17 paycheck.  We have requested a meeting with management on the dates of the 2.25% retro from April 1, 2011 and the Feb. 1 2.25% increases due from our Settlement Agreement. As soon as we clarify those payment dates we will get word out to the membership.

We Have An Agreement

After a voting session across the three campuses yesterday the URAAFT reports that there was a convincing majority of votes cast to approve the Salary Freeze Settlement and the Memorandum of Agreement (“MOA”) as presented. We could not have done this without our member’s support and thank you for your efforts. We will keep you apprised of the dates of payments shortly. Again, thank you for your participation in this ratification process.