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Emily Peck13.9 million! The number of children not getting enough to eat in this country, that's nearly three times as many as in the Great Recession.
Absolutely preventable and heartbreaking.
Many of them were devoted longtime members of the iconic weight-loss program. They’re heartbroken.
Emily PeckWeight watchers tries to portray itself as a "wellness" company. Yet last week laid off workers in an impersonal 5 minute Zoom. These women were among the company's most loyal users. They were lifetime members. They're heartbroken.
It would cost $9.6 billion a month to keep things going, and Congress is offering a fraction of that.
Emily PeckWhy is the child-care industry in danger of total collapse during COVID? Hard not see the sexism and racism at play when policymakers fail to bailout an industry dominated by women of color
Women are doing more work at home, facing more job losses and doing more of the dangerous essential work during the coronavirus pandemic.
Emily PeckCOVID's economic pain is particularly devastating for women: They face more of the job losses, increased pressure to care for kids, and are a majority of front-line workers. It's a triple edged nightmare. My story
We’re all rightfully cutting ourselves some slack on the parenting front. So why aren’t we and our employers doing the same when it comes to work?
Emily PeckI can't stop thinking about it actually. all those pieces about, i't's OK to be a shitty parents' but only this one that says it's OK to be a shitty worker. It's exactly the rationale that leads to workers being forced back to work and risk their lives
Only 8% could get the time off needed to quarantine, much less recover, from COVID-19.
Emily PeckOnly 8 percent of grocery store and other retail workers have enough paid sick leave to quarantine or recover from COVID. None were included in the new paid sick stimulus provisions.
The consequences are tragic.
Grocery store workers are dying.
Women, especially Black women, are losing the majority of jobs in the coronavirus downturn. This is unprecedented.
Emily PeckOne woman I spoke with for this story has TWENTY YEARS experience as a daycare worker. She made $15 an hour. And was furloughed with no compensation. She doesn't know how she's going to pay rent or buy groceries.
Kimbal Musk’s Next Door restaurant chain cut off access to an emergency fund right before putting about 100 employees out of work.
Emily PeckAt Kimbal Musk's restaurants workers were told community mattered, that they were family. They contributed money out of their paychecks to an emergency fund for workers. Then COVID happened, and the family fund was suddenly unavailable. Read