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America Never Valued Care Workers. Then a Pandemic Hit.

By Bryce Covert Now everyone knows teachers, child care providers, and health aides are essential workers. Will that finally get them the pay and protections they deserve? Care work, said Purdue University history professor Tithi Bhattacharya, is “life making and life sustaining.” Yet it “receives the [...]

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Unanswered Questions, Obvious Answers: Hunger in the Age of COVID

by ABBY J. LEIBMAN and LIZA LIEBERMAN For activists like us, it comes as no surprise that those who are most affected by these hostile actions are women—working women on the front lines as the majority of service workers, women who are single heads of households, women who are newly [...]

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‘You’re stuck’: America wants to reopen its economy. It won’t happen without schools or child care

By BRACEY HARRIS For all the talk of getting America back to work, the reality remains the same: Many working parents won’t come back if they don’t have somewhere safe for their kids. Nearly 200,000 Mississippians with children between the ages of 6 to 12 are [...]

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With women’s unemployment sky high, this recession is a ‘shecession,’ expert says

By Katie Kindelan via During the coronavirus pandemic, more than 38 million Americans have filed for unemployment insurance -- and for the first time in history, the nation's unemployment claims have a largely female, non-white face to them. While the two previous biggest economic crises in U.S. [...]

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Coronavirus pandemic forces millions of working women into “impossible” roles

By KELSEY MICKLAS The unemployment crisis sparked by the global coronavirus pandemic has delivered an unprecedented blow to women in the United States -- hitting women of color particularly hard. Dr. Nicole Mason, President and CEO of the Institute for Women's Policy Research says that's largely due in [...]

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