Wisconsin Skimps on Investments in Child Care

By: Thursday November 21, 2013 6:18 pm

Wisconsin has been reducing investments that give families access to high-quality child care, a move that will hurt children’s school-readiness and success in later life.

The state legislature’s freeze on child care payments – payments that help make it possible for parents who work at low-wage jobs to work – has taken a negative toll on parents, children, and child care providers.

 

McDonald’s Sample Budget Is Not ‘Good for Us All’—Especially Not Women With Children

By: Wednesday July 24, 2013 5:15 pm

McDonald’s has taken some heat for its Practical Money Skills Budget Journal, a financial planning guide for its low-wage workers that suggests monthly spending on a variety of expenses. That’s pretty ironic since heat was one of the things McDonald’s failed to anticipate in the guide’s first iteration—it was later included in the sample budget in response to public pressure.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Madeleine Kunin, The New Feminist Agenda: Defining The Next Revolution for Women, Work and Family

By: Sunday May 13, 2012 1:59 pm

Madeleine Kunin certainly knows from women and work. She’s been the governor of Vermont and the Ambassador to Switzerland. Before all that, she did her time as a journalist, a college professor, and an activist. She’s seen the feminist movement go through many permutations, and in her new book The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work and Family, she details out her vision for where feminism should go next. Kunin argues that the movement hasn’t paid quite enough attention to the family, and specifically advocating for policies that allow women (and men) the ability to balance their work lives and their family lives in our hectic, work-focused world.

Let’s Make It Personal

By: Thursday October 16, 2008 1:30 pm

Back in August, I described here how AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka took on the issue of race and the elections head on. Trumka’s speech to the United Steelworkers has, in turn, sparked a debate within the union movement that has been carried forward by other union leaders, including AFSCME President Gerald McEntee and AFGE President John Gage.

In This Election, It’s The Economy — And Race

By: Thursday August 21, 2008 1:30 pm

The issue of race in this presidential campaign is one we talk around, or whisper about, or don’t discuss publicly at all. Or, as with some McCain supporters, the issue of race is used as an ugly bludgeon in the spirit of Jim Crow. But AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka is taking the issue head on.

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