Posts Tagged ‘Smithsonian Insitution’

After Concerns Raised, Smithsonian Implements Policy for Nursing Mothers

The announcement comes after two workers'-rights groups alleged that the institution did not provide lactation spaces, staff training, and other "basic and essential" accommodations for its nursing workers.

Nursing Moms Face Obstacles Throughout Smithsonian, Advocates Say

"Employers don't want to deal with something as personal as this and employees are hesitant to request full accommodations."

A Point of Order: Charging for Some Smithsonian Museums Is Illegal

The Smithsonian is an expensive institution to run, especially since its museums are free. Every couple years, an idea is floated to start charging as a way to cover more of its expenses and reduce the burden on taxpayers for keeping the world's largest museum complex up and running.
Members of President Obama's deficit reduction commission [...]