“I feel like I have five jobs: mom, teacher, C.C.O., house cleaner, chef. My kids also call me ‘Principal mommy’ and the ‘lunch lady.’ It’s exhausting.”
Today, on International Workers Day, frontline employees in grocery stores, warehouses and hospitals still grinding in the midst of the pandemic stopped to protest the lacking safety measures pushed by their employers.
“When the COVID-19 crisis hit, it was clear to my husband and me that domestic work deserves dignity and respect and that continuing to pay the house cleaner we employ was the right thing to do.”
On the heels of May Day—when we recognize the contributions of workers worldwide—we call on Congress to embed in their crisis response the seeds of a new economy founded on an infrastructure of caring, equity and respect.
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.
This global health crisis may be the best opportunity to come along in recent years for the labor movement to revamp their mission to transform the economy and benefit the working class.
The staggering economic effects of the coronavirus are rapidly increasing, and U.S. workers in a variety of industries—from casinos and bars to airlines and cruise ships—are feeling the economic pressure.
Domestic violence is not just a “domestic” problem. You have the opportunity to be a champion for actions that will increase the safety, well-being and productivity of every employee in your organization by seeking to empower and support those who are subject to abuse at the hands of a spouse or partner.
We need a national paid leave program that is effective and sustainable, that will reach those who need it the most and that will not threaten other key areas of support for working families. But the recently-proposed CRADLE Act fails to meet any of those criteria.
Three-quarters of U.S. workers face some kind of caregiving responsibility; 32 percent of them left a job because they couldn’t balance work and family duties, and more than 80 percent said their responsibilities at home kept them from doing their best at work.