The Senate Banking Committee voted 14-8 to approve the nomination of Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve.
The raise will help over 600,000 workers, particularly women, who make up nearly two-thirds of minimum wage workers nationwide.
A new report released by Child Care Aware of America reveals that in the last year, the cost of child care increased at up to eight times the rate of increases in US family income.
Despite the importance of SNAP for keeping 47 million Americans out of poverty - especially children, the disabled, and the elderly - Republicans in the House of Representatives are pushing for more cuts.
Over 1.1 million students enrolled in preschool or K-12 during the 2011-12 school year were homeless, comprising two percent of all public school students.
When women get pregnant in America, they pay more and die more than women in other industrialized nations.
Lumumba has championed what's known as a "Solidarity Economy," in which wider economic participation and increased skepticism about "big money" in the economy are key parts of a community's economic philosophy.
More women as the primary breadwinners? More men staying at home and taking care of the kids? This may sound like a prime step to gender equality and the eradication of gender roles, but unfortunately the reality is not as cheerful. Women may be replacing men as primary breadwinners in many families, but women still...
This post originally appeared on the Ms. Blog Our first #HERvotes blog carnival was so successful, we’re doing it again! On August 25-26, to mark the anniversaries of the passage of the 19th amendment and the March on Washington, Ms. joined with 21 women’s organizations to collectively publish 77 blog posts with a single harmonious...