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Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Justin Murphy

18 July 2018

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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Recent reports show steady improvement for students attending Indianapolis’ Innovation Schools - a unique model that “marries the autonomy of charter schools with the resources and scale of a school district.” While I...

The Guardian

Aditya Chakrabortty

18 July 2018

London, United Kingdom

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Professors, workers’ rights advocates, and workers themselves united to change the standard for the compensation of cleaning staff at local universities. Low paid service jobs, including cleaning, tend to be outsource...

The Huffington Post

Teke Wiggin

13 July 2018

United States

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Organized labor unions in WalMart used an app called WorkIt to mobilize workers. The app answers common questions that concern things like paid leave, absences, wages, and legal rights. “Eight years later, OUR Walmart...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Ciara Long

12 July 2018

Brazil

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Out of the 7 million domestic employees worldwide, 1 in every 7 are employed in Brazil.” A mobile app, Laudeline, is making it easier for them to be informed of their rights. Through the app domestic workers in Brazil...

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Natalie Holmes

2 July 2018

Germany

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The early impact of Germany’s wage transparency law has been limited because it only applies to large companies and, while it permits an employee to inquire whether she is paid differently than her male colleagues, sh...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Sarah Jordan

27 June 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia’s Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) is one of 56 art organizations to be certified by Working Artists and the Greater Economy for committing to standards around artist compensation. ICA is also making ...

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Anna Louie Sussman

18 June 2018

New Zealand

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Undervaluation of care work stems from gender bias. A labor union brought this argument to court in New Zealand and won big. The settlement nearly doubled wages for workers, which has led to the added bonus of less st...

Next City

Zoe Sullivan

11 June 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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A group of activists in Waukesha, Wisconsin are honoring the role of immigrants in the community by mobilizing 10,000 people from rural and urban areas across the state to march for the "Day without Latinx & Immigrant...

Politico

Andrew Hanna

7 June 2018

United States

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For contingent workers in what is often called the "gig economy," securing access to benefits, retirement, and other markers of job security can be a struggle. However, the success of the Screen Actors Guild and other...

Bright Magazine

Laura Secorun

29 May 2018

Beirut, Lebanon

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Equip is a business in Lebanon that is trying to prevent further abuse of domestic workers, by helping them communicate better with their employers. “Their business model relies on employers paying for the company’s...

NPR

Michelle Mercer

30 April 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The We Have Voice Collective is a group of 14 diverse female and non-binary musicians who have developed a code of conduct to address harrassment. Their goal is for the code to be instituted by venues, festivals, labe...

The New York Times

Giovanni Russonello

30 April 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The We Have Voice Collective, a group of female and non-binary jazz and experimental musicians, have developed a code of conduct in response to rampant sexual harrassment and abuse in the music community. The collecti...

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Odette Chalaby

23 April 2018

Australia

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In Australia’s Civil Service, or APS, there are more women than men in leadership positions. “50% of women in our most senior positions now, the secretaries of departments. When I first started 15 years ago, there was...

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Odette Chalaby

17 April 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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San Francisco’s Department on the Status of Women has pushed gender sensitivity in policymaking since 1975. As a result, the city leads the nation in paid parental leave, lactation support, and rights to flexible work...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Olivera Perkins

15 April 2018

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Laws against wage theft can be effective if enforced. The probability of violations decreased in Ohio during a 13-month period of full enforcement, but rose again after the enforcement policy changed.

The Guardian

Priti Salian

13 April 2018

Mumbai, India

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For the millions of migrant workers employed in the construction industry in India, there is hope for their children. Mumbai Mobile Creches (MMC) is a childcare provider that cares for children while parents work all...

Financial Review

David Marin-Guzman

6 April 2018

Sydney, Australia

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In order to respond to sexual harrassment allegations against prominent members of the Australian theater community, directors, unions, and companies have collaborated on a new code of conduct. The code includes a ‘sa...

The Guardian

Aditya Chakrabortty

14 March 2018

Glasgow, United Kingdom

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The owners of Novograf, a UK-based marketing company, faced a challenge when they were ready to retire. They did not want to sell their company and risk a relocation of the factory, which would take away jobs from the...

Slate

Alieza Durana

28 February 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A new survey and analysis shows that paid leave has a hugely positive impact in quality of life and financial stability. Using examples of what has worked around the world, the report suggests that paid leave should b...

Marketplace

Jana Kasperkevic

26 February 2018

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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Patrick Green wanted to transform the way his community viewed union membership, so he ran for president of his local union in Nashville. By trying new ideas, including family members, and educating those around him, ...

The Nation

Jimmy Tobias

16 February 2018

Austin, Texas, United States

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After a coalition of activists launched a campaign that included phone banking, door to door canvassing, and social media advertising to get the city to pass a universal paid leave policy, they won. Austin passed one ...

Los Angeles Times

Daniel Miller

12 February 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In the wake of rampant sexual harrassment and abuse incidents in Hollywood, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists developed a new code of conduct regarding these issues. The code ...

Public Radio International

Sasha Khokha

29 January 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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After watching a documentary film about women janitors getting assaulted during the night shift, janitors began to organize around a campaign called “Ya Basta — “Enough is Enough.” They began to protest for legislatio...

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Odette Chalaby

22 January 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A new ordinance in Chicago requires hotels to give panic buttons to employees working in rooms alone. 58 percent of the city’s hotel workers report having experienced flashing, groping, and other forms of sexual haras...

Christian Science Monitor

Sara Miller Llana

10 January 2018

Reykjavik, Iceland

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Although Iceland has ranked the most gender equal nation in the world by The Word Economic Forum, there is still a gender pay gap. A new law might change that. Iceland has become the first, and only country to punish ...

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