It Can’t Happen Here

It Can’t Happen Here

After paying a staggering $1,500 to a recruitment agency in her home country of Thailand, “Wen” was excited to come to the United States to be an au pair. Like all au pairs, she would live with a host family and provide childcare. This guest worker program...
Making Caregiving Count in France

Making Caregiving Count in France

Even before the ink dries on the messy budget deal that staved off the “fiscal cliff,” the next fight — over raising the debt ceiling — is shaping up. Republicans say they won’t vote to pay the nation’s bills unless offsetting cuts are made,...
Filling Solis’s Shoes Won’t Be Easy

Filling Solis’s Shoes Won’t Be Easy

As President Barack Obama’s second term begins, change is coming. Change to his cabinet, that is. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis is the latest of the administration’s leaders to announce her resignation. Obama’s cabinet was already becoming more male...