Politics of Poverty

Ideas and analysis from Oxfam America's policy experts

Poverty in the US

child care empty Politics of Poverty

Care work is the cornerstone of our economy. And it's in danger.

Last week, the child care crisis in the U.S. fell off a cliff, as pandemic-era funding expired. As Congress fails to act, it hurts not just families, but countless child care professionals who are already struggling to get by. Here, one expert tells her story.

UAW on strike Politics of Poverty

Enough of crumbs: We want a piece of the pie

Why are members of the United Automobile Workers (UAW) taking to the street as the latest workers to go on strike this year? Here’s one reason: auto industry profits soared by 92% in ten years, to $250 billion, while worker pay has declined by nearly 20% since 2008.