Home child care workers unionize in California

Jul 29, 2020
Workers hope to strengthen an industry that has become even more precarious.
Child care workers are some of the lowest paid in the country.
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Parents turn to private "pods" to school children

Jul 21, 2020
The groups of families are a way to mitigate the cost of schooling at home.
TOPSHOT - Instructor Chablis Torres (C) reads to children in a pre-school class, wearing masks and at desks spaced apart as per coronavirus guidelines during summer school sessions in Monterey Park, California on July 9, 2020.
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Moms are reducing work hours 4-5 times more than dads during pandemic

Jul 16, 2020
It could leave them vulnerable to layoffs, stalled careers and lower pay for years to come, new studies find.
A mom helps her two daughters with schoolwork during the pandemic in New York.
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Working parents could face discrimination as pandemic wears on

Jul 9, 2020
A California woman has sued her employer, saying she was fired because of her child care responsibilities.
A mother works from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Women are reducing their work hours much more than men to take care of children and attend to household needs.
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Teachers push back against school reopening plans

Jul 2, 2020
School closures have made work almost impossible for many parents, but classrooms present health risks.
An elementary school teacher reads to her class online as she sits in her empty classroom.
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Economies are reopening, but the child care question persists

Jun 8, 2020
An industry stretched thin before the pandemic is now at a breaking point.
A mother helps her daughters with schoolwork in March. As the economy opens back up, school programs remain shut down.
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Struggles of working parents on full display amid pandemic

Mar 26, 2020
But the difficulty of balancing work and family predate this crisis.
About 75% of moms and more than 90% of dads work In the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Now, those parents are also homeschool teachers.
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