ERIC Number: ED366860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Putting Families First: AFL-CIO Working Family Resource Guide.
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC.
This document notes that widespread economic and demographic changes in the United States have radically reshaped both the workplace and the family and have created the need to sharply refocus attention on the relationship between the two. It acknowledges that there are no simple, easy, or cheap ways to meet the needs of working families who have diverse interests, yet asserts that unions have special responsibilities and opportunities to promote and defend family-oriented programs, both public and private, and to pursue family-strengthening programs through the collective bargaining process. This resource guide was designed to serve as a convenient reference for the purpose of: (1) educating readers on work and family issues; (2) providing material for speeches; (3) giving assistance in drafting resolutions; (4) providing background material to be used when speaking to the press; (5) providing statistics and more in-depth information; (6) providing background information critical for bargaining on work and family issues; (7) providing names of labor experts who can speak on specific work and family issues and provide technical assistance on work and family programs; and (8) providing a list of specific resource books, pamphlets, and videos produced by and available from the unions of the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL/CIO). Various sections of the guide focus on strategies, fact sheets, federal programs, resolutions, resources, and contract examples. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Collective Bargaining, Employed Parents, Family Life, Family Structure, Family Work Relationship, One Parent Family, Unions
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, 815 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006 (Publication No. 245, $1).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC.