Category: Labor

New UO COVID-19 Relief Fund includes support for caregivers

July 28, 2020 — The University of Oregon announced today a new Relief Fund to support employees facing financial hardships during the pandemic.

According to a UO Human Resources webpage, the emergency financial assistance is intended to provide aid with specific needs related to the COVID-19 crisis including:

New or increased eldercare expenses or childcare […]

How the childcare crisis will distort the economy for a generation | Politico

July 23, 2020 — In a recent Politico interview, economist Betsey Stevenson argues that the pandemic has exposed a long-building childcare crisis in the U.S. and that the economic toll of the collapse of the child system will be felt for decades to come:

“The work of recovering from it will not end just because we […]

The Many Shapes of Caregiving

The Eugene Register-Guard today published an op-ed piece by the leaders of the CSWS Campaign for Caregivers. Please click here to read the full article and share widely!

AAUP-Oregon says health, caregiving needs should guide campus reopening decisions

In a July 16 statement, the American Association of University Professors Oregon urged officials to listen to faculty, graduate student employee, and academic professional voices as campuses contemplate re-opening across the state.

While the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff should be a primary consideration in the decision-making process, the statement stresses that faculty […]

Petition urges UO to support caregivers, testimonials demonstrate need

Recently, CSWS sent an urgent request to University of Oregon leadership asking for action to alleviate labor inequities for faculty, staff, and GEs that have arisen from the coronavirus pandemic.

As the quotes from faculty testimonials below demonstrate, COVID-19 has uncovered many aspects of our institutional practice that have historically rendered the labor of caregivers invisible […]

Campaign for Caregivers: NYT stories show impact of lockdown on working parents

Two stories in The New York Times today explore the costs of working from home while managing childcare and home schooling. These articles are among the growing number of voices that ask why the government and employers are ignoring the growing crisis for caregivers during COVID-19 and the long-term impacts parents face in their careers: […]