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There Is No Labor Shortage, Only Labor Exploitation

Sonali Kolhatkar Independent Media Institute
"This moment provides opportunities to raise wage demands, but it must be a moment where workers organize in order to sustain and pursue demands for improvements in their living and working conditions.”


Who Cares?

Sarah Jaffe The Baffler
Before Covid-19, American women were already in crisis


This is Your Daughter’s Labor Movement

Lane Windham Working-Class Perspectives
Women hold the kinds of jobs that are central to the economy and are poised to be the majority of union members by 2025. They are expanding the range of the workers’ movement’s demands and are raising expectations about our nation’s social compact.

At the Wage Floor: Covering Homecare and Early Care and Education Workers in the New Generation of Minimum Wage Laws

Sarah Thomason, Lea Austin, Annette Bernhardt, Laura Dresser, Ken Jacobs and Marcy Whitebook UC Berkeley Labor Center
woman teaching and woman in kitchen preparing food This paper focuses on an important subset of workers who provide homecare and early care and education services to the very young, people with disabilities, and those who are frail due to age or illness. We explain the need to raise these workers’ wages and the unique structure of their industries.


Why Women Are Leaving the Workforce in Record Numbers

Liz Peek The Fiscal Times
The number of women age 20 and older not in the labor pool has soared from 40 million in 2000 to nearly 49 million today; another 315,000 called it quits last month. The participation rate of women in the workplace has dropped from a high of 60.7 percent in 1999 to 58.8 percent today. By contrast, some 72.5 percent of men are either working or looking for a job. What’s going on?
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