Millions of workers have jobs with low pay, shifting schedules, few if any benefits, and limited opportunities for advancement. The COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis made the struggles of low wage work even harder.
To respond to the COVID-19 crisis, which brought into focus the enormous depth of cracks in our public systems, CLASP shifted into high gear—recognizing that our mission to root out poverty and advance racial equity were well matched to this moment.
"Gupta, who until recently served as director of job quality at the Center for Law and Social Policy, has a reputation in liberal circles as a leading authority on paid leave. Allies say she’ll focus on the intersection of worker assistance and low-income families."