“A brilliant film about poverty, welfare reform, and the spirit of the people who suffer both. We will become a better country, with better policies, if every American sees this.”
—Frances Fox Piven, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology, City University of New York Graduate School, Author of “Regulating the Poor”

“A Day’s Work, A Day’s Pay features workfare participants who refused to take the brutality of welfare reform lying down. Drawing almost exclusively on the typically unheard voices of recipients, this beautiful film offers an amazingly authentic picture of workfare and the people who struggle against it. This compelling story of brave low income individuals organizing effectively for social change should not be missed.”
Mimi Abramovitz, Professor of Social Policy, Hunter College School of Social Work and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Author of “Regulating The Lives of Women: Social Welfare Policy From Colonial Times To the Present” and “Under Attack, Fighting Back: Women and Welfare in the United States”

“This remarkable film is about mean social policy and the impressive efforts of grassroots organizations to fight back. Documentaries often fail to tell both the human story and the political story. A Day’s Work, A Day’s Pay tells both.”
—Peter Edelman, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

“A Day's Work, A Day's Pay has been effective in helping my law students grasp how badly the Welfare system treats the working poor. Students referred back to the film as a seminal moment in the seminar, and drew on it frequently to illustrate and understand other material in the seminar. It's a winner.”
—Frank Munger, Professor of Law, New York Law School, Author of “Working Below the Line: The New Ethnography of Poverty, Low-Wage Work and Survival in the Global Economy”

“A Day’s Work, A Day’s Pay is a beautifully crafted and moving film of the struggles of welfare recipients in New York City as they confront oppressive administrative practices and inadequate economic assistance. I have shown it to my Graduate Social Work students in “Social Policy” and undergraduate students in the Liberal Education course “Race, Class and Gender in the United States”. Both groups were stimulated to participate in concerned and critical discussions.”
—Marek Fuller MSW, MA, Instructor, Department of Social Work University of Minnesota, Duluth and Community Organizer, Low Income and Welfare Recipients, East Hillside Patch Program, Duluth, Minnesota