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Care Economy

The fast-growing homecare and childcare sectors, where an overwhelmingly female workforce is excluded from many basic labor protections, can and must be transformed in the interest of workers, children, elders, the disabled, and communities.

The Care Economy campaign promotes making high-quality child care available to working parents, increasing access to paid family leave, childcare subsidies, and support for new parents or unpaid caregivers, and creating more, better quality jobs with benefits and a family-sustaining wage in the care fields.

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Improving Social Security to Enhance Economic Security for Vulnerable Populations

With 82 percent of Americans in agreement that we must increase Social Security benefits even if it means raising taxes,…

Living Hour-to-Hour: The New Reality of Retail Work

Andrew Foles*, a 25-year-old retail associate at Macy’s in San Francisco, says he would prefer to work full-time in order…

The Hidden Costs Colleges Don’t Want You to Know About

Originally published on Quartz.    This fall, thousands of college students from across the country will begin their undergraduate careers…

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Putting Families First

American families are struggling to make ends meet. What we sometimes call poverty or inequality – and what people at the kitchen table call “not being able to provide for my family” – is rooted in our failure as a nation to provide good jobs for all.

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