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US bishops urge Congress to protect rights of pregnant women at work

September 05, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: The annual Labor Day statement, issued by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), calls upon Congress to approve the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

“There is currently no federal law requiring employers to provide short-term, reasonable accommodations to pregnant women in the workplace and the PWFA would do so,” says the statement, signed by Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, the chairman of the bishops’ domestic justice committee.

The statement also calls for expansion of the Child Tax Credit, saying that it would provide greater support for family life.

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