On March 11, 2020 CLASP and 35 other organizations sent this letter to Congress to highlight the specific needs of child care and early learning programs operating in all states and across all settings.
The COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak is testing our health and public health systems, our national response to an economic slowdown and potential recession, and our government’s overall capacity to respond to a crisis. The outbreak is further exposing the weakness of our public policies on all three fronts when considering people with low incomes and people of color who have been most affected by the failures of the health system and the economy before the crisis.
Tanya Goldman testified to a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee explaining the necessity, the economic benefits, and the broad support in the states for paid sick days and The Healthy Families Act--particularly in light of the COVID-19 crisis.
Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the Paid Sick Days for Public Health Emergencies and Personal and Family Care Actto take action on behalf of the more than 32 million workers who don’t have any paid sick days.
The National Compensation Survey contains data on workers' access to benefits including paid sick leave and paid family leave. Despite slight gains, low-wage and part-time workers have disparately less access to these benefits than full-time, high-wage workers.
For Women's History Month, we're taking a look at key policies that would improve job quality for women, particularly low-income women and women of color, and result in increased workforce participation, improved financial stability, and long-term economic mobility.