Posts Tagged Women Who Work

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Victory for West Virginia Teachers: Six Key Takeaways

Editor’s note: This post was co-authored by Sejal Singh and Meg Sri.

West Virginia teachers came to win! After a massive nine-day teacher-strike which closed schools across every county in West Virginia, teachers this week secured a five percent raise and a hold on skyrocketing healthcare costs. Now, the West Virginia teachers are inspiring working women across the country — and proving that progressive organizing and collective action, not milquetoast centrism or reactionary racism, is the way to win in so-called Trump Country.

Editor’s note: This post was co-authored by Sejal Singh and Meg Sri.

West Virginia teachers came to win! After a massive nine-day teacher-strike which closed schools across every county in West Virginia, teachers this week Read More

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Quote of the Day: Women Farmworkers Are Very Powerful

Damn right.

Yesterday, actress America Ferrera and Mónica Ramírez, president of the National Farmworker Women’s Alliance (Alianza Nacional de Campesinas), appeared on the Today show, to talk about the new Time’s Up campaign to end workplace sexual violence and harassment.

Damn right.

Yesterday, actress America Ferrera and Mónica Ramírez, president of the National Farmworker Women’s Alliance (Alianza Nacional de Campesinas), appeared on the Today show, to talk about the new Time’s Up campaign to end workplace sexual violence ...

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300 women in Hollywood launch initiative to fight sexual harassment of all women

Looking for signs of hope in 2018? 300 Hollywood women just launched Times Up, a massive, multi-pronged initiative to fight systemic sexual harassment — including a $13 million legal defense fund designed to support working-class women like janitors, restaurant workers, nurses, and farmworkers who don’t have the resources famous women do to speak up. 

Looking for signs of hope in 2018? 300 Hollywood women just launched Times Up, a massive, multi-pronged initiative to fight systemic sexual harassment — including a $13 million legal defense fund designed to ...

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Friday Feminist Fuck You: Trump Wants to Let Bosses Steal Workers’ Tips

The Trump Administration is getting into the holiday spirit by pushing a new regulation that would let restaurant owners steal workers’ tips, taking an estimated $5.8 billion out of minimum wage workers’ pockets.

The Trump Administration is getting into the holiday spirit by pushing a new regulation that would let restaurant owners steal workers’ tips, taking an estimated $5.8 billion out of minimum ...

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AmeriCorps Is Discriminating Against Survivors. They’re Not The Only Ones.

With a 4.0 GPA and two successful semesters with a state affiliate under her belt, Susie Balcom was a standout applicant for a job at AmeriCorps. It’s no surprise she received multiple offers from AmeriCorps programs.

With a 4.0 GPA and two successful semesters with a state affiliate under her belt, Susie Balcom was a standout applicant for a job at AmeriCorps. It’s no surprise she received multiple offers from AmeriCorps ...

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Women Who Work: Moving Beyond Ivanka Trump, Sheryl Sandberg, and Corporate Feminism

Ivanka Trump has been capitalizing on the feminist movement to sell overpriced purses since she launched her “Women Who Work” website in 2013. The site sets out to profile the “modern working woman” and features well-dressed executives of boutique tech and beauty companies.

Ivanka Trump has been capitalizing on the feminist movement to sell overpriced purses since she launched her “Women Who Work” website in 2013. The site sets out to profile the “modern working woman” ...