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April 13, 2021
How Antidiscrimination Law Fails Black Mothers
Title VII’s short period for filing a complaint harms one of the very populations the law is meant to protect: pregnant or nursing mothers—especially mothers of color.
April 9, 2021
Blowout in Bessemer: A Postmortem on the Amazon Campaign
The warning signs of defeat were everywhere.
April 6, 2021
Saving Lives and Going Hungry: NYC Ambulance Workers Demand Higher Pay
EMTs and paramedics have been protesting low wages and disrespect from the New York City government since the 1980s.
April 2, 2021
Migrant Massage Workers Don’t Need to Be Rescued
Wu, a member of the sex worker collective Red Canary Song, discusses body work at the intersection of class, race, gender, and whorephobia.
April 1, 2021
Biden’s ‘Transformative’ Plan Redefines Infrastructure to Include Caregiving
Biden wants to put $400 billion toward expanding quality home or community care. Ai-jen Poo tells
that’s “historic” progress.
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March 26, 2021
Home Care Attendants Are Leading the Fight to Reclaim the Workday
Amid care work’s heightened visibility during the pandemic, a campaign to eliminate 24-hour shifts in one of America’s most progressive states.
Sara Van Horn
March 23, 2021
The Most Harmful Trump-Era EEOC Rule Faces a Congressional Challenge
The rule made it more difficult for victims of discrimination to pursue justice and weakened the commission’s ability to root out discrimination.
March 19, 2021
Bernie Backs Covid Nurses Who Are Prepared to Strike for Humane Work Conditions
The Vermont senator’s championship of a Wisconsin health care union’s demand for a contract respecting work-life balance signals a new era of labor solidarity.
March 19, 2021
The Great Hypocrisy of Right-Wingers Claiming ‘Cancel Culture’
Conservatives don’t hate cancellation. They hate consequences—for themselves.
March 15, 2021
Massachusetts’s Governor Is Playing an Ugly Game of Covid Politics With Teachers’ Lives
Governor Charlie Baker’s attack on education unions for wanting vaccines for teachers recalls Scott Walker’s crude anti-labor politics.