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Equal Pay Act of 1963

Equal Pay for Equal Work a No-Brainer, Right?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Last Wednesday, Senate Republicans blocked -- for the third time -- the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill proposing to close the pay gap between men and women. The goal of the bill -- the attainment of equal pay for equal work -- seems like a no-brainer, right? Women with the same job, and same qualifications, as men deserve to be paid the same. They do not deserve to be discriminated against in salary on the basis of gender. Seems obvious. And yet not a single Republican voted in favor of the Act, and many Americans no longer know what to think, either. The problem is that the message has been greatly muddled, twisted, and usurped, mostly for political gain.

Continuing the Fight for Women's Rights With Paycheck Fairness

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Rep. Alcee L. Hastings

It is long past time that we end wage discrimination in our country once and for all, and it is in all of our best interests that women's issues be kept at the forefront of the struggle for equality here at home and across the globe.

4 Things That Surprisingly Haven't Changed For Women Since The 1960s

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.25.2014 | Fifty

We may have, as the 1968 Virginia Slims ad told us, "come a long way, baby." Or not. Sometimes, it seems, the more things change, the more they stay t...

A Promise in Progress: The 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act

Kunal Modi | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Kunal Modi

While much of today is about celebrating the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the pioneers of past progress, it is also about acknowledging a stalled promise and the work that lies ahead.

50 Years Later, Fulfilling the Promise of Equal Pay

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 08.10.2013 | Women
Deborah J. Vagins

My mother has been my motivation in many ways, and I work for women's rights in large part because of her. In the 50 years since the enactment of the Equal Pay Act, a lot has changed for women in the workforce.

50 Years, 50 Governors: Are You Listening?

Noreen Farrell | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Noreen Farrell

Today, on the fiftieth anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, we launch the Equal Pay Today Platform, calling for state and national actions to end the practices which are contributing to the gender wage gap.

Cities That Pay Women The Least

24/7 Wall St. | Ashley C. Allen, Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: March is Women’s History Month, and March 8th is International Women’s Day. First observed in the U.S. on February 28, 1909, t...