Kelsey Butler

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How The U.S. Tax System Stole $600 Billion From Black Americans

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A new book shows how bureaucracies in the U.S. used unfair taxes to cement a racial wealth gap.

Cash For Nannies, Extra Days Off: Child-Care Perks Top Workplace Benefits

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Skyrocketing prices and dwindling options for care are squeezing parents.

NYC Child Care Hits $45,000 A Year With U.S. Prices Surpassing Pre-Pandemic Levels

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Since 1990, child-care prices have risen faster than prices for essentials like housing, transportation and groceries.

California Weighs $360,000 In Reparations To Eligible Black Residents. Will Others Follow?

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A state task force that is tackling the issue has yet to say who would pay these sums.

Family Leave Still Out Of Reach For Almost Half Of Workers 30 Years After Landmark Law

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The U.S. is an outlier globally for its lack of paid time off for new parents or illness.

Congressional Dads Band Together To Fight For Paid Leave, Affordable Childcare

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The Congressional Dads Caucus focuses on issues facing working families, including tax credits.

Big Tech Layoffs Are Hitting Diversity And Inclusion Jobs Hard

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The layoffs threaten company pledges to boost underrepresented groups.

Working Moms Thought It Couldn't Get Worse. Then Along Came 2022

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Child-care problems or other family obligations were major causes of worker absences this year.

Women In Leadership Roles Are Quitting At Faster Rate Than Ever

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Women's disadvantages in the workplace were worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Inflation Inflicts Impossible Choices On Middle-Class Americans

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In June, food prices at grocery stores jumped more than 12% from the same time last year.

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