When law enforcement targets sex workers and the websites they use, mainstream outlets and organizations tend to give them a pass. But with the raid on Rentboy.com, that script has flipped.
“For years, these employers have trampled on the rights of workers, both children and adults, and violated our child labor laws forcing minors to work for them,” Wage and Hour Division Administrator David Weil said in a statement.
Although the unemployment rate has dropped since the 2008 recession, many workers today still suffer from low wages and lack sufficient benefits. Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren, the American Enterprise Institute’s Kevin Hassett, and ThinkProgress Economic Policy Editor Bryce Covert join Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss how relationships between employers and their employees have shifted in recent years. [via MSNBC]
Judge Barry Williams on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six Baltimore police officers in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year old Black man who suffered a severe spinal cord injury and died while in police custody.
During the first installment of Reproaction’s monthly Act and Learn webinar, advocates, including RH Reality Check‘s Jodi Jacobson, spoke frankly about what can be done to shift from being on the defensive to demanding change and equality for all.
It comes as no surprise to us when we hear that many trans people suffer from depression even after full medical transition. But for some cisgender people, such as Richard A. Friedman writing for the New York Times, this fact can only be resolved by calling into question our very right to self-determine our genders.
Respondents to a new poll believe in equality for women, but many have a negative view of the word “feminism,” are divided on whether women of color face more barriers to equality than white women, and have a narrow idea of what “women’s issues” means.
A federal appeals court ruled that home health-care workers, most of whom are women and people of color, should qualify for minimum wage and overtime benefits.
Women in city and county jails frequently face barriers to accessing contraception, abortion, prenatal care, and disease screening and treatment. But preventive family planning can be improved in jails around the United States by implementing a few core tenets for those incarcerated there.
In a class action lawsuit against a grocery store, workers in Colorado won over $300,000 due to them in unpaid minimum and overtime wages and penalties. But most Colorado businesses who practice “wage theft,” get away with it.