NFBPWC-NYC members participate in various topical campaigns. We believe that is important to be heard.
Some of the campaigns we have supported/ actively support are: Equal Pay, Women on Boards, Sex Trafficking, Equal Rights Amendment and Paid Family Leave.
If there is a particular campaign you would like us to spotlight, please contact us and we will be happy to spotlight it and help spread the word.
2022 Campaigns Gender Equity and Reduced Inequalities
WE SAVED THE SALARY RANGE LAW
BREAKING NEWS: April 28, 2022 We are thrilled to report that advocates prevailed and stopped major rollbacks to the NYC Salary Range Law (LL32)! Today the NYC Council passed Int 134A – which makes minimal changes to LL32.
THE BACKGROUND: Just days after Equal Pay Day, advocates were shocked to learn that the new NYC Salary Range Law (LL32) was under attack. A NYC Council bill Int 134 was introduced which would substantially alter the critical law requiring employers post salary ranges in all job postings.
PowHerNY Partners jumped into action and fought back on proposed dangerous amendments. Bottom line, we were able to stop the carve outs of huge groups of workers and close the loopholes that would swallow the law. When implemented, all NYC employers will have to include minimum and maximum salary in job postings, if they have four or more employees (as dictated by the NYC Human Rights Law). Remote work will be covered and general postings must have salary information.
To address the concerns that businesses raised, the new version only:
- Extends the start date of implementation of LL32 to November 1, 2022.
- Confirms that there will be no monetary fine for a first time complaint of a non-posting of the salary range.
- Specifies that a private right of action is limited to current employees.
Over four intense weeks, PowHerNY mobilized an effective education and advocacy effort which ultimately pushed back this effort by powerful business interests. Our makeshift campaign engaged advocates, workers and leaders: twenty-one testified at the April 5th hearing, 108 signed the #SaveSalaryRange letter, dozens wrote and called Council Members, and together we reached leaders and the public through an effective social media campaign. Special thanks to Gloria Middleton (CWA Local 1180), Miriam Clark (NELA/NY), Seher Khawaja (Legal Momentum) and retired Council Member Helen Rosenthal who brilliantly worked to turn back the tide, and to CM Amanda Farias for speaking out about the problems in Int 134.
This fight was an important test of our ability to stand up for positive change against strong business interests. Thanks to everyone who helped to #SaveSalaryRange in NYC! Now, let’s pass a strong New York State law!
EQUAL PAY: THE NEXT STEPS
Join NFBPWC-NYC and PowHer™New York in our push for New York’s pending salary range disclosure legislation S5598A Ramos / A6529 Joyner.
We are advocating for requiring transparency in salary ranges to achieve pay equity for all as specific elements of the bill. Join our upcoming workshop to learn how you can be part of the push! This workshop will be via Zoom on May 10th at 3:00PM EST. To attend, please register for free at http://bit.ly/SalaryRangeWorkshop.
As a diverse Club and a United Nations NGO, NFBPWC-NYC condemns racism, misogyny and xenophobia. We strive to not just be an inclusive organization but rather one in which members are empathetic in their interactions with one another. We strive to build our member’s base of business knowledge that includes intercultural understanding. As such, NFBPWC-NYC is disheartened by the rising trend in hate crimes and attacks in our country and particularly in New York.
All around us, in schools, workplaces, daily lives, in the media and on social media platforms, we are witnessing increasing hate crimes. The Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) community have been the target of increasing violence including verbal attacks, physical harassment, shunning, slurs, bullying, discrimination, and horrific deadly attacks.
Continuing attacks are fed by a systemic societal culture of hate that is keeping alive and further feeding centuries-long history of stereotyping, scapegoating, exploitation and abuse. During the pandemic, from March 19, 2020 to February 28, 2021, over 3,800 incidents were reported across the country including New York, one of the most diverse states in America.
New York City, a cosmopolitan city unlike any other, where almost 200 languages are spoken and where we host hundreds of consulates, embassies and permanent U.N. missions, we see these attacks. Our melting pot where 40 percent of the population was born outside of the United States has experienced increasing attacks.
Asian women have been specifically targeted, reporting twice as many anti-Asian hate incidences as men. Everyone should be clear that hate crimes are human rights violations. We stand by our sisters against injustice.
NFBPWC respects the human rights of all people, regardless of race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, age, class, or ability.
Repeating our commitment to fighting for an anti-racist policy agenda, we stand in solidarity with AAPI, Black, Brown, and Indigenous peoples and all those who stand in solidarity.
We are inviting you to speak out to condemn racism, sexism, hate, xenophobia and violence for all peoples. Commit yourself to working against hate in your business and workplace. Together we can make change happen.
The Executive Committee
NFBPWC-NYC has joined the Empire State Campaign for Child Care, the PowHer NY Coalition and other women’s organizations to fight for, and support, the recent inclusion of Child Care in the NYS budget. A Win for all working women and families. Click on this link for details.