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@armstrongcbc Djenaba Dayle said the minimum wage needs to rise, and that rent control is crucial — and not just during a crisis.

#CERB #BAI #canlab #cdnpoli #CFIB #Shecession…
Listening to @FoodProfessor on w. @jordimorgan, re. flight from Cdn. cities during this pandemic.

When he references folks who can work from anywhere, he’s talking about the top branch of the ‘K’ recovery, who are doing fine.

What about the #LowWage workers on bottom branch?
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It's not a #covid #recession, it's a #shecession. Thread up, baby --- >
A majority of the jobs lost in the early stages of COVID were held by women, especially in industries like hospitality. As a result, the term “she-cession” was coined. I think we all intuitively realize that COVID was going to be worse for women overall, and
especially working moms — and then most school districts went to a confusing mix of virtual and hybrid in-person, which made it doubly hard for moms of school-aged children, who normally bear that burden. Here’s something from Wharton about this whole topic,
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(And to state the obvious: looking at Alberta through the eyes of Joe is wrought with issues intersectionality. It helps us understand why, for instance, the government fails to see the #shecession as a problem, let alone one worth solving.)
Or why they feel emboldened to hire curriculum advisors that seek to whitewash Alberta history, to create a War Room, to take on doctors & fill ICUs during a pandemic... Put simply: the UCP doesn't think Joe Albertan cares about those issues more than jobs and the economy. #ableg
The thing is: our research shows that Joe is not the median Albertan voter. Joe is who we think the average Albertan is. But he is not an aggregation of Albertan attitudes. He's a myth.
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It was only a matter of time til my doom chart passions merged:

State & local government budgets are burning

Women's labor market outcomes are brutal

These are not independent!

State & local Govs dominate public employment
They dominate public job cuts this recession.
They employ women disproportionately:

Last year women held > 13 million of 22.6 million government jobs

~ 1/3 of gov't jobs are in local education…
Here's a key stat from yesterday's thread on state & local job cuts--939,000 of them so far. This is bad and poised to get worse in September.

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