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Mother’s Day provides a bittersweet moment for caregivers and their communities. How do we salute the women who make it all possible? Flowers? Kitchen gadgets? Burnt toast in bed? After this catastrophic year, that seems like pretty weak tea. How about a package of transformative change instead?
Going to work shouldn’t mean putting your life on the line. But for countless workers in the US, it does. While COVID-19 added to the dangers, it also revealed how hazardous the workplace has been for years. As we mark yet another Workers' Memorial Day, we note: It’s time for change.
As President Biden prepares for a speech on April 28, we step back to take stock of his administration thus far. We find a lot to celebrate, and a lot of room for progress.
The federal minimum wage—just $7.25 an hour—hasn’t been increased in more than a decade.
While federal labor laws protect workers from abuses by unscrupulous employers, they do not, in fact, protect all workers. This year, Oxfam added a new data point to its Best States to Work Index to indicate whether or not states have taken steps to cover these workers.
It’s time to put each to the intersectional feminist test.