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Labor union president Mary Kay Henry on the reckoning and resolve for 'essential' workers
A Q&A with the Service Employees International Union president.
Public sector job loss is coming. Women will be hit hardest
Women have already lost more than 800,000 public sector jobs. That number could grow as state and local governments face budget shortfalls.
Ivanka Trump pitches a rosy second term, glossing over the realities of working women
Introducing her father on the final night of the Republican National Convention, Trump — who pledged to champion working women — talked about the past rather than the future.
Elizabeth Warren put child care front and center at the DNC
“It’s time to recognize that child care is part of the basic infrastructure of this nation,” she said, calling the industry “infrastructure for families.”
Labor rights mobilized women during suffrage — and now
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911 catalyzed women to fight for their rights in the workplace and for access to the ballot box. Today, labor rights are driving some to exercise their hard-won right to vote.
How Kamala Harris might lead an economic recovery
If she and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden win the presidency, past could be prologue in predicting how Harris would handle the worst recession on record.
Black women are promoted at far lower rates than White men, report finds
The report, released by Lean In, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s foundation, also found that Black women are underrepresented in top leadership positions.
When systemic racism meets the coronavirus, Black women suffer economically
Black women have lost hundreds of thousands of jobs due to the coronavirus. But long-held, systemic racism had already put them in a precarious position.
How has the 2020 recession impacted you?
The 19th wants to talk to people about how they’re weathering this season of uncertainty, both in the workplace and at home.
America’s first female recession
Double-digit unemployment. Increased hours of child care. Lost hours and benefits. In three months, women lost a decade’s worth of economic advancement. How long will it take to catch back up?