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Brigid O'Farrell

Entries by Brigid O'Farrell

From the Triangle Fire to Wisconsin, Rights for Women Workers

(59) Comments | Posted March 22, 2011 | 11:56 AM

Remembering Women's History Month and the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, New Deal 2.0 tells the surprising story of how women became citizens -- and how their economic lives have evolved along with their rights. Brigid O'Farrell urges Republicans like Scott Walker to listen to the women following...

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Women Want to Work Construction. Let's Help Them Get Jobs.

(65) Comments | Posted November 4, 2010 | 10:01 AM

After the crash, the downturn was dubbed a "mancession." As the meme continues to circulate, the Roosevelt Institute's New Deal 2.0 blog asked leading thinkers to help sort fact from fiction. Are men suffering more than women in a weak economy? Is Washington doing enough to address female...

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