The Trump Administration's budget proposal is yet another gut-punch to low-income individuals and families. It includes devastating cuts to core benefit programs that would destabilize millions of lives and unravel our nation’s safety net.
June is Immigrant Heritage Month, a time when we celebrate our country’s rich immigration history. As a proud daughter of Mexican immigrants, I've dedicated my career to fighting for justice alongside my community. Yet this year has been exhausting and heartbreaking.
Increasingly, workers nationwide are demanding fair schedules. Their movement took a step forward when Oregon’s legislature approved Bill 828, making Oregon the first state to establish fair scheduling standards for thousands of retail, hospitality, and food service workers.
Under San Francisco's fair scheduling law, retail employers have to provide workers at least 7 days’ notice of their schedules. It also requires them to compensate workers when shifts are changed or cancelled with short notice. However, many workers have yet to reap the law's benefits.
Many jobs that once provided workers with economic security have been replaced by contingent employment arrangements. This means workers often have to rely on Medicaid to get health insurance for themselves and their families or face going uninsured.
The Community College Success Act was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would strengthen financial and academic supports that help students complete school and achieve better transfer outcomes. These supports would be delivered through programs at community colleges, which would compete for federal funds through a competitive grant process.
CLASP has released an update to Implementing the Child Care and Development Block Grant Reauthorization: A Guide for States. This guidebook summarizes and analyzes key sections of the law and offers recommendations—and cautions—for policymakers and advocates as they consider how to implement those sections.