August 13, 2020, is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. Black women must work more than eight extra months to be compensated the same amount as their white male counterparts.
The mounting allegations against former McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook is just the latest development demonstrating how McDonald’s has historically failed to address sexual harassment at all levels of the company.
A recent poll found that 76% of non-managerial female McDonald’s workers have been sexually harassed. Of these women, 12% were sexually assaulted or raped.
In the absence of a new coronavirus relief bill from Congress, President Trump signed new executive orders. On their face, the orders seem promising—enhanced unemployment benefits, a payroll tax deferral, housing benefits and a pause on student loans. However, a deeper dive shows the orders are in no way enough to provide substantive relief to Americans during this economic crisis.
Recent Supreme Court cases allow for the (legal) discrimination of women educators at religious institutions—from health coverage to termination.
There is no getting around it: A gender-equitable recovery requires an infusion of funding from the federal government to the states.
Investing deeply in states and localities isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s also the smart thing to do.
The coronavirus is raging across America like a wildfire, and we need a more consistent approach to mask-wearing to stand a chance at putting the fire out. Since some will not wear a mask on their own, we owe it to our essential workers—and everyone else—to require it.
It’s past time for CDC Director Robert Redfield to work up the nerve to deliver on his mission by requiring everyone to, in the words of Senator Marco Rubio, “Just wear a damn mask.”
A survey examined the COVID impact on Black immigrant domestic workers in NYC, Boston and Miami. The survey results bring about one conclusion: Black domestic workers deserve better.
As states begin to reopen across the country, essential workers and those on the frontlines of fighting COVID-19 have continued to speak up about the need for an increase in government assistance and workplace protections.
“We absolutely need hazardous pay, PPE, sick leave and health insurance.”
New national survey shows that retaliation against whistleblowers in the workplace is prevalent during the pandemic. Black workers are more likely to work under conditions that are both hazardous and repressive.
In factories and warehouses, from grocery and retail stores to transportation and delivery companies, many employers across the country have demonstrated a willingness to put their employees’ health and lives at risk to make a profit. And corporate allies in Congress and state houses across the country are introducing bills to immunize corporations from liability for the resulting harm to employees and communities.