What We’re Reading Today (9/29)

Each morning, IWPR’s @landewatson compiles articles on gender, race, economics, and other policy issues IWPR staff want to know about. See below for what we’re reading today. (Note: articles included do not necessarily reflect the views of IWPR’s staff.)



Big Country

Austin workers could get guaranteed sick leave

Erica Garner, September 29


Bloomberg BNA

Valuing, Supporting Women Leads to Engagement

Martin Berman-Gorvine, September 28



Tech pays some of the highest salaries in the US—there’s just one problem

Shawn M. Carter, September 28



The New York Times

Supreme Court Will Hear Case on Mandatory Fees to Unions

Adam Liptak, September 28


The Washington Post

White families have nearly 10 times the net worth of black families. And the gap is growing.

Tracy Jan, September 28


The Washington Post

The number of people defaulting on federal student loans is climbing

Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, September 28


The New York Times

Feel That Post-Recession Bounce? The Rich Feel It the Most

Ben Casselman, September 27


The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Families’ Wealth, Incomes Rose, Fed Survey Says

Harriet Torry, September 27


The New York Times

Students Look to Vending Machines for Better Access to Morning-After Pill

Christina Caron, September 28



The Washington Post

Fairfax pushes back against proposed English requirement for child care workers

Michael Alison Chandler, September 28




I’m a Woman Who’s Gone Inside the Male-Dominated Oil Industry—Here’s What I’ve Seen

Blaire Briody, September 28


The New York Times

What black Americans are most worried about in the Trump era

Eugene Scott, September 29

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