The secretary of labor plays an important role in the daily lives of workers, from ensuring fair workplaces to advancing the economic security of working families. It is critical that whoever fills the position is dedicated to furthering these goals for all Americans.
The Global Gag Rule is likely to be the first of many Trump administration executive actions aimed at derailing access to women’s health care.
If congressional Republicans repeal the ACA and defund Planned Parenthood, they put millions of women’s health and economic security at risk.
Contrary to claims by opponents, paid sick days and paid family and medical leave do not lead to a rise in unemployment but rather benefit workers, businesses, and the economy.
Faced with President-elect Trump's threat to repeal the Affordable Care Act, women must consider long-term options for contraceptives.
For workers in the United States, paid time off for caretaking is a perk for the privileged, while overseas, it’s a right. Some companies fill in the gaps—for some lucky workers.
Many conservatives profess support for equal pay but ignore the real need for stronger protections against pay discrimination and comprehensive solutions to close the gender wage gap.
Many Americans still do not understand the complementary but different roles paid sick days and paid family and medical leave play for working families.
As policymakers consider new ideas, developing a policy agenda that promotes the economic security and leadership of black women is imperative.
Divisive rhetoric harms many diverse groups—including women, Muslims, and those perceived to be Muslim—and Americans must use their vote to speak up.