Single mothers need more of a break than they get under current laws.
Not all Americans can take paid leave, and some workers can't take any time off at all if they or their loved ones get sick. Those are big problems during pandemics.
A scholar of the American safety net explains how, through her own brother, she's getting a personal window into what it means to face COVID-19 as a worker in the gig economy.
Forty percent of US babies are born to unmarried parents. But the new paid leave policy for most federal workers disadvantages single parents.
Research suggests that kids benefit when there are fewer of them in a classroom. But quickly reducing class size can cause new problems as schools scramble to hire new teachers.
What it means to be a good teacher has changed over time, along with prevailing views on what constitutes appropriate behavior.
Teachers' unions often say they go on strike to improve conditions for students. A closer look at recent walkouts suggests they are also fighting for something else: membership.
Governments should heed the expertise of the grassroots nonprofits that witness this scourge firsthand.
Teachers' unions often claim they are striking for better schools on behalf of students. A closer look at recent strikes suggests they are fighting for something else: membership.
Mexico's new president has reduced his own salary and demanded that all federal workers
– including lawmakers and judges – take a massive pay cut, too. That may be illegal.
Americans want more say about their benefits, training and other important issues at work.
The court narrowly ruled that employees who sign arbitration agreements can't bring class action suits over unpaid wages.
Research suggests that government spending on very young children is a good investment.
Whether they do it full-time or as a side hustle, Americans who have some say over their schedules and tasks seem to covet the flexibility.
The demographics, which include declining numbers of adult children free to step up and potentially fewer immigrants, suggest that this big problem society faces will get bigger.
The new rules Kentucky and other states want to impose could leave millions of Americans who benefit from this safety net program uninsured – and resorting to the emergency room for their health care.
Few of them are getting rich off their books but the genre is making them more money than it used to.
The people leading nonprofits are much less diverse than the communities they serve and there's no reason to expect that to change soon.
Trump has attacked NAFTA, saying that cheap, under-regulated Mexican labor hurts American workers. If he's right, then NAFTA negotiations could be a chance to push Mexico on workers' rights.
How a journalist from Nebraska chased the 'Soviet dream' all the way to Russia, only to be expelled on accusations of espionage.