The word “shecession” appeared in the The New York Times for the first time in its nearly 170 years of publishing over the weekend. And with good reason.
As the country enters its third month of social distancing and stay-at-home orders, multiple polls show a significant gender gap in attitudes about Trump’s handling of the federal response to the coronavirus, the economic outlook, the direction for the country and plans for reopening.
“If you’re an employer and you offer to bring your employee back to work and they decide not to, that’s a voluntary quit. Therefore, they would not be eligible for the unemployment money.” Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and other Republicans are forcing employees to choose between their losing their livelihoods and possibly losing their lives.
Employers are pointing to the economic impact of COVID-19 to justify downsizing and pay rollbacks, whether warranted or not. For all women, it’s important to know your employment rights during the pandemic.
Once women have a seat at the table, local women’s funds also help ensure they stay there, by constantly pushing on the issues that matter to us most. They provide a gender lens to the work of those that hold those seats of power, without which women are erased from the conversation and, in turn, from the economic and funding equation entirely.
A financial system funded by the public for the public good, could create money as a utility for all of us on Main Street, instead of what we have now—The Fed, a profit center for the richest few on Wall Street.
Known as the “secondary gender wage gap,” this gendered financial literacy gap negatively impacts women, constantly stifling their financial well-being.
The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on workers across the United States. While job loss is rampant, those still at work also face an uncertain future.
The coronavirus has dealt a massive blow to U.S. economy, resulting in dramatic job losses and sharp rises in unemployment for both women and men since February. But so far, women workers are paying the biggest price.
The U.S. government has responded to the one-two punch of a health crisis and economic meltdown with accelerated drug trials and trillions of dollars in economic stimulus for businesses and Americans alike. One segment of the population that falls into a gray area, however, is immigrants.