April 10, 2020

Worker Demands During COVID-19 Deserve Our Solidarity

The National Labor Relations Act makes it illegal for employers to retaliate against employees for engaging in collective action to make your workplace better. If you have been retaliated against, you should get in touch with a local union, workers’ center or lawyer for advice. 

April 10, 2020

The Coronavirus Crisis Is Exposing the Fragility of Abortion Access

Just a few weeks ago, we were rallying at the Supreme Court, urging the Justices to strike down an unconstitutional law that would obliterate access to abortion in Louisiana. We knew that anti-abortion activists are hell-bent

April 9, 2020

Abortion & Television: The Good, the Bad, and the Truly Terrible

Our news feed is flooded with messages about COVID-19—the upcoming economic crisis, the frontline and essential workers who put their wellbeing and their loved ones at risk to respond to this crisis, and the many links between this pandemic and our issue areas, like abortion access. We launched #AbortionActually last year to challenge shameful narratives about

April 9, 2020

COVID-19 Shows Us We Need Me Too Now More Than Ever

As we observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month, it’s hard to remember that only a few weeks ago Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault. Now, it feels like the

April 9, 2020

Our Fight in the Supreme Court Includes Your Stories About Birth Control

During a global pandemic, the Supreme Court will consider another attack by the Trump-Pence administration on reproductive health care, this time against the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit. Although the birth control benefit requires health

April 7, 2020

We Deserve a Podcast: Feminist Storylines on Our Favorite Reality Shows

We Deserve a Podcast: Our favorite reality shows that are definitely absolutely about gender justice so you should feel very fine bingeing them, in fact you’ll be a better feminist if you do. The state of

April 2, 2020

Even Before the Pandemic, Women in Front-Line Jobs Were in Crisis

At NWLC, the millions of women on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic are constantly on our minds. There are women who have struggled to get by as restaurant servers and bartenders, fast food workers

April 1, 2020

Why Would the IRS Make It Harder for People to Get Recovery Rebates?

The recovery rebates in the CARES Act (aka the third COVID-19 bill passed by Congress last week) provide direct payments to households. It’s not too controversial of a statement to say that it’s critically important to get cash in the hands of

March 30, 2020

The Wage Gap Has Made Things Worse for Women on the Front Lines of COVID-19

March 31 is Equal Pay Day, the day that marks how far women have to work this year to catch up to what men made last year. Women working full time, year round are typically paid only 82 cents for every dollar paid to men, which adds up to

March 27, 2020

Universal Child Care: We’ve Done It Before, And We Can Do It Again

As one of our nation’s most iconic symbols of women’s empowerment, Rosie the Riveter has captivated hearts and minds for decades. But, as we teach and learn more about Rosie’s legacy this Women’s History Month, there is one fundamental part of her narrative that we

March 25, 2020

Peak Patriarchy: The Federal Government Plans to Give More Money to Boeing Than the Entire Child Care Industry

“Unfortunately, because of this lost revenue, we will be forced to lay off our teachers and staff after the end of our current pay period (March 28th). This is not a decision we make lightly…”  This

March 24, 2020

House COVID-19 Stimulus Package Points the Way Forward on Direct Payments

The Senate continues to negotiate a third COVID-19 relief package, with the hope of finalizing language today. Yesterday, House Democrats introduced their proposal, the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act. This legislation makes significant improvements to emergency paid sick time and family and medical leave protections, boosts Unemployment Insurance benefits, and