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.
The share of U.S. breadwinning mothers continues to grow, and understanding them is vital to understanding the modern labor force.
Inconsistent and restrictive family definitions have historically marginalized many families, but improvements can be made to serve a fuller range of diverse family structures, especially LGBTQ families.
Data from the Survey of Consumer Finances show that middle-class union families have more wealth than their nonunion counterparts.
Middle-wage jobs are returning. Apprenticeship— paid training that combines on-the-job training and classroom instruction—can be used to fill them.
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.
Millennial families deserve a fair shot at economic prosperity—one that includes fair wages, workplace standards that support working families, strong safety net programs, and access to comprehensive reproductive health care.
The representation of women of color in corporate America and political office should reflect their growing economic and electoral power.