The new Care Economy Business Council is pushing for government policies around paid child care and family leave.
It's labor intensive, and caregiver wages are most of the cost. Still, workers, mostly women of color, make "near-poverty wages."
Pandemic child care struggles and economic fallout may create a more receptive environment for Biden administration priorities.
The Brookings Institution says those mothers, especially Black and Latinx women, are still struggling to regain jobs.
The bill includes money to help cover providers' operating expenses, as the sector tries to recover from pandemic losses.
Many working parents were already struggling. Then the pandemic hit.
It's the latest example of how the pandemic is exacerbating inequality.
Texas allowed child care centers to open n May, but the high infection rates and hospitalizations of COVID-19 in Austin this summer made some wary of reopening.