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.
Each day is a new fight for fair treatment for minorities in America and in the midst of COVID-19, the fight has reached a full-out battle.
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.
Too many essential workers—a term that includes millions of health care workers, as well as workers that ensure Americans can buy food and household items—do not have adequate safety gear, access to health care or paid family and medical leave, decent pay or a strong voice at work to ensure fair treatment and compliance with existing standards.
When indications of candidates’ gender (such as their first name) were removed from applications, women were selected at a higher rate than when their gender was obvious.
The Trump administration declared farmworkers “essential” and advised them to continue working—meaning the 2.5 million U.S. farmworkers providing this food must put their health and safety on the line to keep Americans fed throughout this pandemic.
As practicing physicians with small children at home, we both understand all parents are scrambling to find childcare and set up home schooling to continue their children’s education during the shutdown—while trying to work from home. This disproportionately affects female physicians, as they spend 8.5 more hours per week on domestic activities than male counterparts.
The CARES Act is the third piece of major legislation aimed at combatting the effects of the coronavirus—and the most expensive piece of legislation ever passed to date, more than doubling the stimulus act passed in 2009 during the financial crisis. So what’s in it? And what’s not?
We are facing an unprecedented health crisis, and will soon be in the midst of a full-fledged economic catastrophe. We must learn from the mistakes of our past and ensure the most vulnerable Americans are able to weather the uncharted waters ahead. There is simply no more direct and effective way to do so than providing immediate cash relief to those who need it most.