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: […]
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 […]
By Michelle McKinley, CSWS Director
In December, 2006, I accepted a tenure track position at the University of Oregon. I was a single mother with a tribe of young kids. I was broke, having gone through a bitter and expensive custody battle with my ex-husband who resisted my taking our children permanently out of state. I […]
Editor’s note: See comments below for responses to this open letter. Click here for information and updates on the Caregiver Campaign.
We are writing with an urgent request to university leadership, the United Academics, and the UO Senate, deans, and department heads. COVID-19 has uncovered many aspects of our institutional practice that have historically […]