By FRANK STRICKER In the poverty report for 2021, released on September 13, there was some good news. The official poverty rate stood at 11.6% of the population. That was essentially the same as the rate (11.5%) in 2020. Amazingly, it was just a little higher than in 2019, the last pre-pandemic year. So poverty… Read More The Poverty Numbers in 2021: Is There A Better Way to Count Poverty?
Noreen Connell: Why She Joined the Fight for Women’s Rights and Economic Justice By Sheila Collins Noreen Connell, a long-time NJFAN activist and member of both the Board and Executive Committee, has had a distinguished career as an advocate for women’s rights and employment equity. She holds a Masters in Sociology from the New School.… Read More Noreen Connell: Why She Joined the Fight for Women’s Rights and Economic Justice
Proposals from Jobs For All: A Plan for the Revitalization of America, NJFAC In addition to paid employment at decent pay for all women and men who are able and willing to work, JOBS FOR ALL proposes these policies that are of special relevance to women: 1. Paid family leave. Care by family members of… Read More Jobs for All and Women’s Rights