[ PART OF A SERIES ON OUR CHANGING CLIMATE ] | A firsthand look at what it's like in Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Ida.
Working women in the US face dramatically different conditions based simply on where they live. Oxfam recently created an index to assess the best and worst states for working women. Geographic inequality is only deepening.
Working families are struggling to stay afloat as the currents against them run stronger every day. While the federal government fails to take action, conditions and compensation steadily decline. Some states have stepped into the void and improved the outlook for workers; others have done nothing. The result? An ever-widening divide.