Payment for caring work


Actor/Activist Danny Glover with Nancy Carroll, Carolyn Hill and Pat Albright representing Global Women's Strike and Every Mother is a Working Mother Network at the 10th Anniversary of Witness to Innocence Project in Philadelphia on Oct 9. Mr...

The Philadelphia Inquirer published our Letter to the Editor in response to the news that 80% of caregivers applying for cash assistance in Pennsylvania are being denied because of new job-search requirements. We encourage you to write letters of your own, and to help publicize the federal Rise Out of Poverty (RISE) Act. Please...

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"My Country is the World, my religion is to do Good" Tom Paine 

Dear readers here is the latest in my occasional series of guest posts. Christine Clarke has been an activist for over 30 years in women, peace, community politics. She is a member of the Green Party and Tameside Keep Our National Health Service Public....

The Opinion Pages

OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Pay People to Cook at Home

By KRISTIN WARTMAN
Published: May 10, 2013

THE home-cooked family meal is often lauded as the solution for...

Mothers are the primary carers everywhere in the world. Caring for children, sick, disabled and elderly people is work vital to society.

Carers are impoverished. Income Support is being abolished. Child Benefit, society’s commitment to children, is no longer universal. Carer’s Allowance is insultingly low and most carers don’t even qualify. 200,000 care workers are...