Urge your state legislators to co-sponsor workers' rights bills in Arkansas
Workers deserve more rights
We live in a culture where corporations simply have too much power. Currently, they can:
- Ask us to sign away our rights
- Push us out of our jobs for any reason or no reason
- Work while grieving a loved one
- Check our credit in the hiring process
- Fail to conduct investigations for reports of sexual harassment
- Discriminate against those suffering from domestic violence
- Retaliate against injured workers
- Make it difficult for us to leave toxic workplaces when our healthcare is tied to our jobs
- Silence us when we've been abused
- Pay some workers below minimum wage
- Not grant sufficient sick leave amid COVID-19
- Conduct abusive scheduling practices
- Avoid accountability for discrimination through wages and promotions
- Steal wages
- Block public employees from striking
- Ask about our desired salary ranges, which has a discriminatory impact
- Verbally abuse and sabotage workers with zero accountability
We can change this toxic culture for workers through by passing these bills into law:
Ban of discrimination based on natural hair styles, HB1576
This bill will prohibit discrimination in employment, public accommodations, and housing and create a cause of action against employers who discriminate.
Equal pay, SB713
This bill will require state agencies to pay equal wages or salaries to both men and women, to encourage all employers to eliminate wage and salary differentials, to reward businesses who lead the state in a positive direction of equality in pay, to educate the public on the issue, and to provide training on wage and salary negotiation to girls and women.
PTSD and first responders, HB1935
This bill will provide Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) health costs for first responders.
Wage theft, SB600
This bill calls for pay stubs for transparency with wage payments.