The restaurant industry is tough. Low wages, unpredictable schedules, and long hours are hard enough. Add the stress of finding affordable, high-quality child care during the hours when restaurant employees need it, and working in the industry poses critical challenges to the well-being of the whole family.
As working caregivers across the country increasingly find themselves at wits end trying to meet work deadlines, arrange childcare, get dinner on the table, and take elderly relatives to medical appointments, important developments in the movement to make workplaces more family-friendly have been gaining traction.
When you or your child are sick, the last thing you want to do is go to work. Taking a day off can often be the difference between feeling healthy and productive and feeling terrible while risking the health of your coworkers. Sadly, for many families,
Imagine having to choose between caring for a loved one and trying to pay the bills. That's the decision millions of workers in middle- and lower-income families face as more and more Americans must provide care for an older relative.
As part of Benefits Access for College Completion, CLASP has teamed up with Young Invincibles to develop a new guide and webinar for community college leadership, faculty, and staff that shows how to connect their students to health coverage.
CLASP created the Partnership Circle for Boys and Young Men of Color to establish a venue for national policy organizations, advocacy groups, and researchers to discuss policy opportunities that may improve education, employment, and health outcomes for b