Most working mothers return home to a second shift of unpaid housework and caregiving after their official workday ends. When paid work, household labor, and child care are combined, working mothers spend more time working than fathers.
In order to advance economic security for women and families in Georgia, policymakers should prioritize policies that ensure economic equality and health care access for all women.
Wage boards would empower all workers to negotiate for higher pay and benefits.
In part one of this two-part episode, Michele and Daniella speak with a star lineup of black women live from the Power Rising Summit in Atlanta, Georgia, about the power of black women's votes and why the United States needs more black women in office today.
Trump’s budget is an unmitigated disaster for everyday Americans—including women, people with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, communities of color, and more.
A recent parental leave proposal with administration support would require workers to dip into their future Social Security funds to replace income lost during the leave period—and delay their eventual retirement.
Policymakers can take these eight concrete actions to confront sexual harassment and achieve meaningful progress for all workers.
Unfair scheduling practices can harm employees’ health, reduce job satisfaction, and may increase the likelihood of sexual harassment.
Despite Ivanka Trump’s purported women’s empowerment agenda, the GOP tax bills do not match her rhetoric and are the latest assault on women’s economic security.
Reproductive health care access is inextricably linked to labor market opportunity for women, and bodily autonomy and economic empowerment are mutually reinforcing.
Comprehensive efforts are necessary to combat sexual harassment in all industries, particularly those with large low-wage and predominantly female workforces.
Women of color experiencing perinatal mood disorders often suffer in silence and lack access to mental health care. Mental health stigma must be dismantled and key interventions implemented at the policy and community levels.
There is a pervasive lack of sensitivity to the ways in which girls of color signal emotional distress—a widespread failure on the part of adults that results in too many girls falling through the cracks at school.
Effectively tackling harassment requires an intentional, unwavering commitment from employers, employees, and policymakers to challenge and change workplace culture from top to bottom.
On the heels of Ivanka Trump asking for lowered expectations of what she can achieve, this report card attempts to assess how well she has honored her promises to women and working families, and to map out ways to improve her work going forward.