Payment for caring work

Saturday, December 1 11am-2pm
Sex, Race & Class: the New Terms of Unity
The Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring Street  (N.W. corner of 5th & Spring St, Red Line to Pershing Square).  KPFK Pacifica Radio 90.7FM is the...

On 5 November John McDonnell MP tabled an Early Day Motion (below) welcoming two extraordinary bills in the US Congress which aim to eliminate child poverty and support mothers’ caring work. Ten MPs from different parties have already signed it.
For the first time since the US brought in draconian welfare reform in 1996, there are proposals that are not divisive or punitive. We...

A multiracial group of mothers, children, other caregivers, occupiers, women and men,  older people and youth, held a Speakout and Protest outside the Republican Party Headquarters in Burbank, California on Monday, October 15th, the eve of the second presidential debate. The action was part of coordinated activities in 12 US cities held October 15th to launch a campaign for recognition of...

Background

In 1911 welfare (“the mothers’ pension”) was introduced to enable mothers without income to keep their children.

In 1959 welfare was to "make it possible for a mother to choose between staying at home to care for her children and taking a job."

In 1977 the first congressionally mandated Conference on Women, with elected...