The New York Times
There’s a Reason We Can’t Have Nice Things
What to Do Now to Prepare for the Next Recession
We Pay to Keep the Old Out of Poverty. Why Won’t We Do the Same for the Young?
This Is the Difference Between a Family Surviving and a Family Sinking
Joe Manchin, This Is What We Can’t Afford
Joe Manchin Doesn’t Know What He’s Missing
The Unvaccinated Are Not Unreachable
What Work-Life Balance Needs Is Less Work, More Life
Biden’s Paid Leave Plan Is Years Out of Date
The Debate Over What ‘Infrastructure’ Is Is Ridiculous
Meet the New Cuomo. Same as the Old Cuomo.
Andrew Yang Isn’t Doing U.B.I. Right
The Exponential Power of a $15 Wage Floor
When ‘the American Way’ Met the Coronavirus
Biden Should Go Big, and Then Brag About It
School Is (Whisper It) a Form of Child Care
Biden’s Quietly Radical Care Plan
Who Gets Left Behind in the Work-From-Home Revolution?
It’s OK to Not Be a Perfect Quarantine Employee
Where’s Joe Biden’s Universal Child Care Plan?
Why Americans Love Social Security
America’s Child Care Crisis Is an Economic Crisis
The Richest Man in China Is Wrong. 12-Hour Days Are No ‘Blessing.’
Even Google Can No Longer Hide Its Gender Pay Gap
New York Finally Called Amazon’s Bluff
Sexual Harassment Is Illegal, but It May Not Get You Fired
Cities Should Stop Playing the Amazon HQ2 Bidding Game
Democrats’ Biggest Wins Are in Statehouses
The Case for Quotas on Corporate Boards
Trump Wants to Turn the Safety Net Into a Trap
The Wrong Way to Do Paid Family Leave
The Real Cost of Keeping Les Moonves
Workers Must Get Radical to Fight Back Against Janus
The Not-So-Subtle Racism of Trump-Era ‘Welfare Reform’
When Companies Supersize, Paychecks Shrink
Why Don’t We Just Do Paid Family Leave the Right Way?
You Should Not Need a Job to Get Help
The Trojan Horse in the Tax Bill
Paradise Papers Show How Misguided the G.O.P. Is on Taxes
The Economy Can’t Grow Without Birth Control
Get Rid of Equifax
The Best Era for Working Women Was 20 Years Ago
Republicans Learn to Love Debt
Why Abortion Is a Progressive Economic Issue
In Sexual Harassment Cases, What Are We Settling For?
Ivanka Trump Is a Bad Ambassador for Working Women
Paul Ryan’s Misguided Sense of Freedom
Hillary Clinton’s Bad Promise on Debt
Count Trump Among the Takers
The Fight Working Moms Won
Sexual Harassment Training With Roger Ailes
Hillary Clinton’s Radical Promise
Ask Not What the President Can Do for the Economy
Make America Great Again for the People It Was Great for Already
What’s More American Than Inheriting a Fortune?
Whose American Dream Flies?
Bernie’s Revolution vs. Hillary’s Getting Things Done
When the State of the Union Is Strong, but Doesn’t Feel Like It Is
$250,000 a Year Is Not Middle Class
The Politics of Paid Time Off to Have a Baby
We All Get ‘Free Stuff’ From the Government
Our Problem With Powerful Women
The New York Daily News
Of course Hillary Clinton is a victim of sexism
Feminism’s unfinished business
Nearly Two Decades Ago, Women Across the Country Sued Walmart for Discrimination. They’re Not Done Fighting
New York Magazine
The Little-Known Corporate Policy Wreaking Havoc on Workers’ Lives
Rat Infestation? Leaky Ceiling? Good Luck in Court
Can Anyone Stop the Uberization of the Economy?
This Is the Year We Pass Paid Leave
The Radical Boldness of the McDonald’s Sexual-Harassment Strike
Sexual Harassment Will Change Your Career Forever
When Men Want Kids — and Women Aren’t So Sure
87 million Americans will lose paid leave on Dec. 31. These women’s stories show us the consequences.
Sorry, FDR. Trump is about to make America awful again.
“You Strike So You Don’t Quit”: Across the Country, Nurses Are Fighting Overwork
After Dobbs, Republicans Offer Few Ideas for Increasing Support for Children and Families
Child Care Providers Are Organizing, Demanding More, and Winning
Nurses Are Fighting Back—but the Nightmare Continues
In the Balance
McDonald’s Hasn’t Taken Promised Action on Sexual Harassment
In This Latest Covid Surge, Americans Are Struggling to Make Ends Meet Without Sick Leave
How the Pandemic Threw Fuel on a Growing Housing Movement
The Lives Hanging in the Balance of Build Back Better
Where “Defund” Isn’t Dead
As Average Temperatures Rise, Workers Will Finally Get Protection From Extreme Heat
Fighting Inequality After Occupy Wall Street
Can Covid Survivors Become a New Political Force?
Imagining a Better Way to Grow Old in America
Medicaid Work Requirements Appear to Be Dead
How Teachers Fought for Their Safety in the Pandemic—and Won
Americans Got a Taste of Paid Leave. Will They Get It for Real?
In Some States, Child Care Workers Won’t Get the Covid Vaccine for Months
The Trump Administration Gutted the EEOC
Despite the CDC’s Eviction Ban, Thousands of Tenants Are Losing Their Homes
The Pandemic Sent Americans’ Health Care Coverage Into Free Fall
For the First Time Ever, the House Has Passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
America Is Headed for an Unprecedented Wave of Evictions
McDonald’s Has a Real Sexual Harassment Problem
How to Make Defunding the Police a Reality
America Never Valued Care Workers. Then a Pandemic Hit.
Sexual Harassment at McDonald’s Is Even Worse Than We Knew
Hit Hard by Covid, Nursing Home Workers Threatened to Strike—and Won
The Heartbreaking Choices Faced by Child Care Providers on the Front Lines
The Coronavirus Strike Wave Could Shift Power to Workers—for Good
As Low-Income Workers Lose Hours and Jobs, Pressure Mounts to Halt Evictions
The Weinstein Verdict Means Everything Is Different—and Nothing Is
Trump Is Banking on Work Requirements to Cut Spending on Medicaid and Food Stamps
New York Is Eliminating the Tipped Minimum Wage—Except for Restaurant Workers
New Jersey Just Passed the First Law in the Nation to Guarantee Severance Pay After Mass Layoffs
Here’s Where Every Democratic Candidate Stands on Child Care and Family Leave
How Medicaid Expansion Is Transforming Politics As We Know It
The American Workplace Still Won’t Accommodate Pregnant Workers
The Republican Party’s 50-state strategy
Washington State Has Created the Nation’s First Social-Insurance Program for Long-Term Care
Hedge-Fund Ownership Cost Sears Workers Their Jobs. Now They’re Fighting Back.
The Oakland Teachers’ Strike Revealed California’s Education Crisis
How Does Losing Medicaid Help You Get a Job?
The New Federal Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Would Remedy Decades of Injustice
All of a Sudden, Politicians Are Ready to Tackle America’s Housing Crisis
Welcome to America, Where Parents Can’t Afford Diapers
The promise of a universal basic income—and its limitations
What’s Next for #MeToo?
After Red State Anti-tax “Experiments,” Voters Are Fed Up with Being the Guinea Pigs
The Deep, Uniquely American Roots of Our Affordable-Housing Crisis
Oklahoma Teachers Strike for a Fourth Day to Protest Rock-Bottom Education Funding
Does Monopoly Power Explain Workers’ Stagnant Wages?
When Harassment Is the Price of a Job
Ellen Pao’s Step Forward
Actresses—and Millions of Other Workers—Have No Federal Sexual Harassment Protections
America Is Waking Up to the Injustice of Cash Bail
How the Rise of Women in Labor Could Save the Movement
How Paul Ryan Would Decimate the New Deal
Too Often, a New Baby Brings Big Debt
Red States See Massive Public Sector Job Losses
One Mancession Later, Are Women Really Victors in the New Economy?
Local Governments Slash Funding for Domestic Violence Survivors
Domestic Workers Need Rights—but Can Working Families Afford What They’ll Cost?
Will Better Consumer Protection Lead to a Credit Crunch for Women?
With State Budgets Withering, Get Ready for the ‘Womancession’
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The Year That Broke America’s Health-Care Workers
The Overworked, Underpaid Workers Fighting the Pandemic
The Demise of Toys ‘R’ Us Is a Warning
Why Hillary Has Never Apologized for Welfare Reform
The Ambition Myth: Debunking a Common Excuse for the Gender Wage Gap
Why the U.S. Economy Is Not Biased Against Men
Business Owners Waited Years for Covid Loans—and Now It’s Too Late
America’s Childcare Providers Are Still Struggling to Survive
The High Financial Price Paid by Victims of Sexual Harassment
Small Business Cries Foul as States Tax Their Federal Bailouts
The New Republic
After the Eviction Moratorium
Target Workers Are Joining the Union Wave
After Two Years of Covid, the U.S. Economy Is Thriving. We Have the Great Recession to Thank.
They Gave Black Mothers in Mississippi $1,000 a Month. It Changed Their Lives.
The End of “the End of Welfare As We Know It”
Are Democrats Giving Up on the Dream of Universal Childcare?
The Progressive Trio Shaping Biden’s Ambitious Economic Policy
Why Landlords Target Mothers for Eviction
It’s a Joke to Let Mitt Romney Set the Horizon on Child Poverty
New York’s Feckless, Scientifically Illiterate Response to the Covid Second Wave
Kill the Tipped Minimum Wage
A Lonely Fight Against Sexual Harassment in Tech
Can $500 a Month Change Your Life?
We’re Having the Wrong Debate About a $15 Minimum Wage
The Myth of the Welfare Queen
Make Corporate America Pay for Underpaying Women
The Glaring Hole in Elizabeth Warren’s Childcare Plan
Trump’s Gentrification Scheme to Enrich Real Estate Developers
The Enduring Scam of Corporate Tax Breaks
Closing the Wage Gap for Women
A New Deal for Day Care
What the U.S. Can Learn from Britain on Equal Pay
Our Inordinately White, Wealthy, Male Government
The GOP’s $1.5 Trillion Tax Plan Does Almost Nothing for the 99 Percent
How Corporations Create a Culture of Impunity for Sexual Harassers
Enough Talk About Sexual Harassment
Forgive Puerto Rico’s Debt
Women Shouldn’t Have to Sue Google to Get Equal Pay
No, DACA Immigrants Aren’t Stealing American Jobs
Trump’s White Supremacist Economic Agenda
Trump’s Terrible Deals
Back to Work
Trumpcare Is a Giant Slush Fund
How the Pill Made the American Economy Great
Donald Trump Is a Job Killer
Why We Strike
No, ‘Economic Anxiety’ Doesn’t Explain Donald Trump
Trump’s Childcare Plan Isn’t Great. Neither Is Clinton’s.
How to Get Companies to Stop Lowballing Women
Marco Rubio’s Paid Family Leave Plan Could Make Matters Worse
Freezing Offices Are Just the Beginning of Sexist Workplace Norms
The Slow Death of the Secretary
Ellen Pao Is Following Anita Hill’s Example
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Was a Victim of the “Glass Cliff”
The NFL Cheerleaders Should Be Your Fair-Pay Heroes
Why We Still Can’t Erase the Gender Pay Gap
It’s Time to Fix the Very Pale, Very Male Boardroom
We Know We Work Too Much. Now How Do We Stop It?
Taking a Vacation May Actually Save Your Career
Why We Still Don’t See Working Men as Fathers
Jill Abramson’s Firing Shows the Insidious New Way Sexism Still Happens in the Workplace
Journalism’s Gender Problem Just Got Worse With Jill Abramson’s Firing
The Gender Wage Gap Is Ugly. So Is the Right-Wing Effort to Deny It.
Obama’s New Move on Gender and Pay Could Have More Impact than the Lilly Ledbetter Act
The Secret to Getting More Women on Corporate Boards: The $100,000 Threat
We Mean Nothing to the Company
Rough and Unready
Kaiser Health News
After Miscarriages, Workers Have Few Guarantees for Time Off or Job-Based Help
The Solution to Au Pairs’ Health Coverage Gaps May Be Simple: ACA Plans
How Kickstarter Employees Formed a Union
The trucking industry is facing a driver shortage, yet harassment and violence shut out women
The High Cost of Doing Daycare
An Itch You Can’t Scratch-Off
How the Inclusion Rider Came to Be, Thanks to 3 Women
Former Comcast Employees Describe Sexual Harassment Allowed to Run Amok at Call Centers for Years
This Is How Sexual Harassment Ruins Your Career
Ivanka Trump Just Endorsed Shuttering Obama’s Equal Pay Initiative
Does Family Leave Have a Sexism Problem?
The Answer to Equal Pay in the U.S. May Be Located in Iceland
Having a Child Will Bankrupt You
Women Don’t Make Less Than Men Because of Their “Choices”
2015 Was The Year Everyone Started Paying Attention To The Wage Gap
Motherhood Will Cost You
Uber Has Shown Us the Future It Wants for Employment
Prisons Are Profiting off Phone Calls as COVID-19 Spreads
What Will Happen to Independent Bookstores?
It’s Good to Be a Bank in the Trump Era
The GOP Couldn’t Repeal Obamacare, but It Still Has a Chance to Gut a Major Consumer Protection This Week
We Need a Better Antitrust Standard to Deal with Mergers Like Whole Foods
The Biggest, Greatest, Most Terrific Recession
Hillary Clinton’s Plan for Paid Family Leave Is Bad Policy Design
A New Study Questions the Value of Universal Pre-K. Tell That to Working Mothers.
Teachers Shouldn’t Teach for Free
Calling Their Children “Anchor Babies” Is Just One More Way We Dehumanize Poor Women
Shaming the Poor: It’s the American Way
Fifty Years After Griswold, the American Working Women’s Revolution Is Stalled
If We Want to Help Working Mothers, We Could Start With Paid Paternity Leave
Condolences, You’re Hired!
After Refusing Loan Forgiveness, Bank of America Hits PPP Borrowers with Inscrutable “Finance Charges”
Renters in Arkansas and Nebraska Face Eviction After Governors Refuse Federal Rental Assistance
Shuttered Venues and Theaters are Being Denied a Financial Lifeline by the SBA
Banks are Opting Out of the Government’s PPP Loan Forgiveness Process
Banks are Reversing Course on PPP Loans to Small Business Owners
States are Making Tenants Jump Through Hoops to Get Federal Rental Assistance
Most Small Business Owners Still Haven’t Had Their PPP Loans Forgiven
Covid-19 Workers’ Comp Claims are Being Held Up or Denied
A Bail Reform Tool Intended to Curb Mass Incarceration Has Only Replicated Biases in the Criminal Justice System
The Coronavirus Stimulus Discourages Aid to Small Business Owners with a Criminal Record
Small Business Owners Asked to Sign Onto PPP Loans with No Guarantee of Forgiveness
Colorado’s Democratic Governor Demanding Private Insurers Be Given the State’s Family Leave Program
Downsizing the American Black Middle Class
The American Work Ethic
Pay the Homeless
The Stock Market Doesn’t Matter
Meet the Tenants Who Refuse to Pay Rent
Why Have So Many Breast Pump Startups Flamed Out?
If Being Like the Dudes is What it Takes, Well, That’s Not Going to Work Out
New York Review of Books
Why Democrats Like Taxes Again
The economy could lose a generation of working mothers
PPP loans were supposed to be forgiven. Business owners say they’re still waiting.
How bookstores are weathering the pandemic
Across the country, essential workers are on strike for Black lives
“I am very scared”: What it’s like for pregnant essential workers in the pandemic
“It’s not right”: why Uber and Lyft drivers went on strike
Retail workers are more vulnerable than ever. A new campaign wants to protect their jobs.
How universal free preschool in DC helped bring moms back to work
Childcare Is Broken In America. Washington D.C. Has A Plan To Fix It.
Go Vegetarian For The Planet, But Make ExxonMobil Go Vegan
What Kavanaugh’s Ugly Entitlement Can Teach Other White Men
The Trump Administration Says Poverty Is Over. They’re Lying.
Don’t Let Mick Mulvaney Fool You: He’s Trying To Kill Welfare
The AT&T-Time Warner Megamerger Sets A Dangerous Precedent
The Only Comebacks We Need Are From Harassment Victims
New Jersey’s Equal Pay Law Is The New Gold Standard
Striking West Virginia Teachers Remind Us Teaching Is Work
The American Prospect
Dollar Store Workers Organizing for Justice
The American Rescue Plan’s Child Care Test Run
Congress’s Most Family-Friendly Member
Biden on the Farm
Running on Empty
How OSHA Went AWOL During the Pandemic
Democrats Are Running on Universal Child Care—and Winning
Across Class Lines: Amazon Tech Workers Join Warehouse Workers in Protests
Like Uber, but for Gig Worker Organizing
Create a Public Option for Simple Banking
Connecticut and Oregon Make Paid Family Leave a Reality
Homeless, Hungry, Hung Out to Dry
Workers, Not Babysitters
In These Times
The Latest Argument Against Abortion Rights: It’s Not Hard to Be a Working Mom
The $250 Difference: A Lifeline for Working Families May Disappear this December
Serfdom in the Magic Kingdom: Disney Workers Rise Up Against Poverty Wages
Amid a Fast-Food Industry Plagued By Sexual Harassment, This Mother and Daughter Said “No More”
Houston Is Being Rebuilt on a Foundation of Wage Theft
Carrier Workers Are Livid After Facing Layoffs Despite Trump’s Promises
White Lawmakers Are Using Alabama’s Racist State Constitution To Keep Black Wages Down
New York Focus
It’s Time to Take a Clearer Look at Bail Reform
The Fight Against Preemption
Congresswomen on Why They’ll Wear Black to the State of the Union
Former Employee Files Sexual Harassment Class Action Lawsuit Against McDonald’s
McDonald’s Employees Expose On-the-Job Sexual Harassment
‘Home Is Not a Safe Place If You’re With an Abusive Partner’
America Could at Last Pass Paid Leave. But What Good Is a Plan That Excludes Millions of Women?
“At What Point Do We Have to Start Shutting Down?” Domestic Violence Shelters Struggle to Survive the Government Shutdown
Not Just Trump: Every GOP Candidate Is an Extremist
The Viral Google Memo Is About the Stereotypes That Hold Women Back
The tax reform that Republicans are missing
The Fight for Decriminalizing Sex Work Is About Justice
Massachusetts Set to Become Sixth State With Paid Family Leave
New Vermont Law Strongest Legislative Response to #MeToo Yet
As Republicans Attach Work Requirements to, Well, Everything, They’re Driving People Deeper Into Poverty
From Hashtag to Legal Defense Fund: Hollywood Women Give Teeth to #MeToo
‘We Are Human Beings’: LGBTQ People Face Pervasive Workplace Discrimination Amid GOP Inaction
New York City Expands Paid Leave Law to Include Domestic Violence, Sex Trafficking
First-Ever Sex Discrimination Legal Network Is Ready to Defend Women in Trump’s America
Rhode Island Will Become Eighth State to Guarantee Paid Sick Leave—and It’s No Coincidence
Will Chris Christie Yield on New Jersey’s ‘Embarrassing’ Welfare Cap?
Bail Reform Helps Countless People. Why Don’t We Hear More of Their Stories?
Why New York Jail Populations are Returning to Pre-pandemic Levels
The Movement to Guarantee Legal Help for Struggling Renters is ‘Taking Root’ in Connecticut
Covid-19 is Still Here but Connecticut’s Sympathy for Hardest Hit Renters has Run Out
The Housing Justice Group Fighting to Put Power Back in Tenant Hands
How Organizers are Defending Against Evictions Amid a Pandemic
The Financial Toll of Covid-19 Deaths
How New York’s Bail Reforms are Playing Out in a Queens Court
A Night in Jail Over $2.75
Video Hearings: The Choice ‘Between Efficiency and Rights’
The Court Watch Movement Wants to Expose the ‘House of Cards’
Louisiana Prisoners Demand an End To ‘Modern-day Slavery’
The “Humble Beginnings” of the Sweeping Bail Reforms Enacted by New Jersey
A Unique Philadelphia Law Guarantees 16,000 Domestic Workers Paid Time Off
States Are Going Around Trump to Get More Workers Overtime Pay
Taxing the Superrich
City & State New York
Corey Johnson’s flimsy excuse for holding up paid vacation
Expand Fair Fares instead of cops on NYC’s transit system
Early Learning Nation
New Mexico On Verge of Securing State Constitutional Change to Ensure Stable Funding for Children Zero to Five
Enough mansplaining the ‘boy crisis’ – sexism still holds back women at work
How the U.S. military turned into a model for universal childcare
Trump says he’s stopping jobs from going abroad. Here’s the truth.
Mississippi is rejecting nearly all of the poor people who apply for welfare
Trump would eliminate some parents’ only source of affordable childcare
The states that siphon welfare money to stop abortion
Judges Across The Country Are Shaking Down Poor People
Children Are Most At Risk For Lead Poisoning. So Why Don’t Schools Have To Test Their Water?
Donald Trump Says ‘I Don’t Settle,’ But We Found 13 Times He Did.
We Know How To Stop The Epidemic Of Lead Poisoning. So Why Aren’t We?
The Water Crisis Is Taking A Financial Toll On Flint Families
The Uphill Battle For Strippers’ Rights
Debtors’ Prisons Are Back. This Is The Fight To Get Rid Of Them.
What Happens When The Largest City In The U.S. Decides To End Veteran Homelessness?
The Human Cost Of Your Haircut
The Transformative Power Of A Single Childcare Center
EXCLUSIVE: 43 Sexual Harassment Cases That Were Thrown Out Because Of One Supreme Court Decision
We Could End Homelessness Now. So Why Don’t We?
Why America Gave Up On The Fight For A Family-Friendly Workplace, And Why It’s Starting Again
No, Working Moms Are Not Ruining Their Children
Why Are So Many Women Being Murdered At Work?
The Radical Movement To Close The Gender Wage Gap That You’ve Never Heard Of
The Secret Benefits Of Paid Sick Days For All
The Massive Policy Failure That Paul Ryan Wants To Emulate
Sequestration Nation: Back To School With Budget Cuts
Nancy Pelosi: On Work/Family Policy, ‘We Had To Make The Fight’
Meet The People Who Lost Their Housing Thanks To Budget Cuts
In All But Six States, You Can Be Fired For Being A Victim Of Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Shelters Warn That Sequestration Has Put Women’s Lives On The Line
The Fight to Protect America’s Growing Home Care Workforce
Where Have All the Administrative Assistants Gone?
The “End of Men” in Sandy Hook
Talking Points Memo
Congress Failed To Pass Paid Family Leave. Now It Could Be On The Ballot
I’d Rather Worry About A Feminist Marriage Than A Feminist Wedding
How America Is Failing Single Mothers – and Why the GOP Is Making it Worse
Lean In, Trickle Down: The False Promise of Sheryl Sandberg’s Theory of Change
Why The Obamacare Decision Is Very Good News For Women
If Women Can’t Have It All, Neither Can Men
Republicans Are Wrong: We Need More Equal Pay Litigation, Not Less
Was JP Morgan Chase’s CIO Ina Drew Pushed Off the Glass Cliff?
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Michelle Obama and the Fossilized Role of First Lady
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Credit Card Debt and Subprime Mortgages: Who’s to Blame?
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