Beyond the ‘Second Shift’: Mothers in Service Jobs Work a Third

This photo of restaurant worker Angela Piril was taken for the ROC-NY Gender Committee photo exhibit. (Dina Cendano)

We need comprehensive, universal pre-K at the nontraditional hours that our service economy runs on today.

The Third Shift for Working Mothers in Restaurants

The Third Shift

2 million working mothers face the precarious situation of sub-minimum wage work with little to no child care supports. This is a national emergency, as four out of ten households today are headed by breadwinner moms. With mothers earning 4% less per child than their equivalents, the cost of raising the next generation is borne solely on their backs.

Food and Feminism

Canning peaches

How can we ensure that all working women have the option to live a fulfilling life?