Tag Archives: working women

Chart of the Day: Blame US policies, not single mothers, for child poverty

TweetSingle mothers in the US are disproportionately likely to be poor — a fact that some like to point to explain why we have such god awful rates of child poverty. The US ranks 34 out of 35 developed countries in terms of number of children living in poverty, which should be a national scandal but isn’t. Conservatives [...]
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1.2 million workers in New York City have paid sick leave for the first time

TweetThis month New York City’s new paid sick leave law went into effect — and employers and employees alike are feeling pretty good about it. The law went into effect on April 1. And despite the naysayers and the critics, the skies didn’t fall. Instead, without hoopla or hullabaloo, the city quietly became the largest in the [...]
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New play explores the experiences of black women in construction work

TweetPortland State University Assistant professor Roberta Hunte’s dissertation is the basis for My Walk Has Never Been Average, a play that reveals the stories of black women in construction. Hunte’s unique research includes the profiles of 15 black, female construction workers. One of them is Donna Hammonds, who shared her challenges working in the male-dominated [...]
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“The cockpit is no place for a woman”: Female pilot gets sexist note from passenger

TweetAfter subjecting oneself to the modern miracle of air travel, most passengers give thanks to their god and/or the pilot who safely got them to their destination. But not David in seat 12E, who flew on a WestJet flight from Calgary to Victoria this weekend. He passive aggressively left this note on his seat for Capt. Carey [...]
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Why are poor, white women dying younger than they used to?

TweetWhite women who don’t graduate from high school have seen their life expectancy decline by five years over the past 18 years. As Monica Potts explores in a fascinating long-read at The American Prospect, that’s a big effing deal. There are lots of racial, educational, and economic disparities when it comes life expectancy in this country (this biggest gap [...]
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