Since the COVID-19 recession started, almost 3 million women have left the labor force. Will they go back to work? Several policies—none of which are in widespread use in the U.S.—could help.
The House this week is considering the $1.9 trillion rescue package from the Biden administration, designed to deal with the coronavirus pandemic and related economic pain in a way that also furthers equity. So what’s in it?
Although national politics may take the cake when it comes to glamour and prestige, some of the most rewarding and effective advocacy work can come from engaging on a meaningful, personal level with your state representatives and local officials.
But we shouldn’t have to wait until a global pandemic or an economic crisis to feel galvanized about local politics.
Every week, Carrie Baker breaks down President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’s promise to “build back better” on women’s rights to health care, economic security and physical safety.
This week: the Biden-Harris plan for family life and economic security.
In the last few months, a shocking number of women have been forced out of the work force. Data shows that even when women keep their jobs, they face different obstacles than their male colleagues.
Biden must use his executive power and influence to immediately uplift the essential workers who have kept our country going amid this pandemic and political upheaval.
Super Bowl cheerleaders are frequently forced to work long hours for no benefits and illegally low wages, while experiencing sexist discrimination.
It’s an all-too-familiar story for working women—low pay, long hours, zero benefits and near-impossible standards of sexiness and appearance not applied to male-dominated jobs. To top it all off, this particular tale also includes not just “the usual” discrimination, but outright wage theft.
It is essential for both the media and administrators to recognize the contribution of nursing to the care of COVID-19 patients and differentiate between physical and human resources through appropriate language.
When expert nursing care is taken for granted and not actually available, patient care, safety and outcomes suffer.
Many women in many dual-parent households have dropped out of the workforce during the pandemic to carry this domestic load, but most solo moms can’t do that. We have to keep the plates spinning as best we can. I wonder about all the other pandemic lock-in kids living in single-mother households—roughly one quarter of the U.S. population.
The third Thursday of each November is set aside as National Rural Health Day, an acknowledgement of the contribution rural communities and workers among these communities make to society and their pressing health needs.
We honor the millions of workers that keep America running the best way we can—continuing the drum beat for paid leave for all. No one should have to choose between their jobs and being there for those they love.