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Staying Home as a Step Up

December 3, 2013
My New York Times Sunday Dialogue piece on pro-family policy changes that could improve caregivers' economic security elicited a number of responses. One led me to a post by Valerie Adrian, a mother of 3 currently pursuing her Ph,D. in Sociology on the opposite side of the country, but engaged in...
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What happens to US jobs with lower corporate tax rates?

December 3, 2013
As we move into this season of connecting with family and old friends, I’m guessing most of us know someone who is struggling in the sluggish job market – a nephew who hasn’t been able to get a foothold in the career of his choice, a teacher who was laid off, an older neighbor who has had his hours...
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Have you heard McDonald’s holiday advice!?

November 27, 2013
Disturbed. That’s how I felt after seeing the latest holiday news coming out of some of our country’s biggest businesses. For example, ABC News reports McDonald’s is giving its employees holiday “financial tips” like, “Selling some of your unwanted possessions on eBay or Craigslist could bring in...
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Black Thursday, a.k.a. Thanksgiving

November 27, 2013
By Elizabeth Johnston and Liz Watson , National Women's Law Center Cross-posted from NWLC's blog For Walmart workers, this year Black Friday starts on Black Thursday, the day also known as Thanksgiving. Being open on Thanksgiving is actually nothing new for Walmart. What is new is that Black Friday...
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Generation Zero—Why Millennials, And All of Us, Need Family-Friendly Laws

November 26, 2013
A survey of recent University of Pennsylvania Wharton School graduates reveals that many young adults are planning to solve the work/family crunch by removing family from the equation. Only 42% of the undergraduate class of 2012 plans to have children, compared to 78% of the class of 1992,...
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What Do You Call Always Having a Date for New Year's Eve?

November 21, 2013
Social security!!! I know, I know, you will be tempted to stop reading this post as soon as you realize I'm going to talk about retirement - AGAIN!. But wait. Maybe it feels too far away. Maybe the problems you are solving today seem so much more important. Maybe you are too maxed out with the here...
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Momentum Is Building to Close Corporate Offshore Tax Loopholes

November 7, 2013
Some folks in Congress are ready to close up offshore corporate tax loopholes. Others still need convincing. A total of 538 organizations – representing tens of millions of people – came together to tell the Senate to close up the loopholes that encourage big corporations to move jobs, profits and...
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HUD Announces Settlement With Bank of America Resolving Allegations of Lending Discrimination Against Women on Maternity Leave

November 6, 2013
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Monday that Bank of America will pay $45,000 as part of Conciliation Agreements resolving allegations the lender discriminated against pregnant women seeking mortgage loans. HUD had alleged that the Bank of America refused to...
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Maternal Profiling Is Alive and Well in Pennsylvania

October 22, 2013
This blog post originally appeared in the Huffington Post . After eight years of friendship and mutual support on the phone and online, I finally met Kiki Peppard last month! Kiki's experiences moving to Pennsylvania as a working single mom of two children is the first story in The Motherhood...
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Listen to Mary: "Our lives depend on ending the government shutdown."

October 4, 2013
In 2006, I was diagnosed with Stage I breast cancer. After surgery and six rounds of chemotherapy, I returned to normal life. Early detection should have kept me cancer free, but after four years, I was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer with tumors now growing in my lymph nodes, liver, bones...
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