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What Would Make Labor Day So Much Better? Schedules That Work!

TweetBy Liz Watson, NWLC Senior Counsel, and Elizabeth Johnston, NWLC Fellow. Cross-posted from NWLC.org. Labor Day memorializes laborers’ courageous fights throughout our nation’s history for fair working conditions, starting with battles over long hours, low pay, child labor, and unsafe working conditions in the 1800s and 1900s that led to major advances in all of [...]
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Child care, nannying, and race: What you need to know about migrant care work

Tweet A SYTYCB entry This week, I received an email from SC. In this email, SC mentioned that because she knew of my “interest” in migrant workers rights, she wanted me to know that she is hiring a Filipina “nanny” through Canada’s Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) to help take care of their first-born kid. (Quick aside: [...]
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Gender Taxes: American Women Are $1.5 Million Poorer By Age 65

TweetEvery single working day of the year, American women pay a 22.6 percent gender tax on their income.  By gender tax, I mean a negative transfer imposed upon women’s wages which reduces the wealth they control and increases the amount of time they work.  Feminists know the gender tax as the pay gap (in 2010, [...]
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“Who run the world? Girls!” Not yet.

TweetIn the world of policy research in which I work, opportunities to discuss pop culture do not come about often. Luckily, the release of Beyoncé’s new music video for “Run the World (Girls),” has given me the chance to do so. The spirited chant-like refrain of the song repeats the question and answer: “Who run [...]
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Revisiting “Love’s Labor”

TweetEva Feder Kittay’s groundbreaking book, Love’s Labor: Essays on Women, Equality and Dependency, was written more than 10 years ago but it is still a must-read for any serious feminist. Kittay calls into question some common-sense ideas about what it means to be “independent” and truly “equal.” What does true “equality”  for all women look [...]
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