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Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Is a Reproductive Health Care Issue for Latinas

Vanessa Gonzalez-Plumhoff | Posted 10.16.2015 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Gonzalez-Plumhoff

Equal pay is an issue for all women in this country, but unlike the 79 cents to every dollar statistic that most of us are familiar with, Latinas only make 55 cents for every $1 dollar paid to white men. 55 cents.

Do We Really Want Equal Pay?

The Cut | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
The Cut

It's not that we're frustrated at making so little progress toward pay equality. It's that we're playing a game we can't ever win.

Our Nation's Pay Policies Are Due for a Checkup

Laura Reyes | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Laura Reyes

It's about time we recognized that if you work for a living, you should be able to support your health and your family. American families simply aren't being supported today, but there's a simple solution to all of this: Congress must pass paid sick leave and paid family leave policies. We're sick of waiting.

Matt McGorry's Message To Anyone Who Thinks The Wage Gap Is A Myth

Matt McGorry | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Matt McGorry

We need to create a society where girls and women are getting the same encouragement and support to build their careers as the boys and men are. From the start. That's just my #78cents.

Ancient Teachings, Modern Injustice

Rachel Laser | Posted 06.14.2015 | Religion
Rachel Laser

Today, on Equal Pay Day, we lift up the fight against wage discrimination, an affront to our moral sensibility. Unjustly paying some workers less than others undermines their value and their dignity as human beings and constitutes an intolerable act of discrimination.

It's Time for Equal Pay Now

Latifa Lyles | Posted 06.14.2015 | Women
Latifa Lyles

This Tuesday, April 14, marks Equal Pay Day. The date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. That's right; women must work more than four extra months to earn the same about as her male counterpart.

5 Things You Can Do Today for Equal Pay

Gloria Feldt | Posted 06.14.2015 | Women
Gloria Feldt

I don't know about you, but I'm tired of hearing that same statistic over and over in the annual communal outcry about the lack of equal pay. So being a practical activist, I put together these five things you and I can do today to bring about equal pay.

Joe Biden: Equal Pay For Women Is 'Common Sense'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden tweeted that closing the gender pay gap is "common sense" in honor of Equal Pay Day. Biden posted the message along with a...

Reddit's No Negotiation Success Relies on Offer Process

Katie Donovan | Posted 06.14.2015 | Business
Katie Donovan

Ellen Pao, interim CEO of Reddit who recently lost a discrimination claim against her former employer, has a novel way to address this issue. Ms. Pao has put an end to negotiating one's pay at Reddit.

On Equal Pay Day, Let's Stand Up for Working Women, Families and Our Economy

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

This Equal Pay Day it is time to take decisive action to close the wage gap that still exists between women and men. Why is Equal Pay Day marked every April? Because currently a woman has to work a year and three months into the next year just to earn what a man earns in one year.

The Map Of America Every Woman Needs To See

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.14.2015 | Women

It's 2015, and on average, women still make 78 cents to a man's dollar. A new report goes beyond that oft-quoted statistic, and examines this discrepa...

Waiting a Lifetime for Equal Pay: 6 Steps to Close the Gap Today

Kim Keating | Posted 06.14.2015 | Women
Kim Keating

Today, April 14, 2015 is Equal Pay Day, which marks the point in the present year when women earn the same amount as men did in the previous year. Here at home, the local Lean In DC Circle is working with local businesses to give women a 22 percent discount. People are ready to take action -- and with good reason!

Equal Pay Day: Unmarried Women Bear Brunt of Pay Gap

Page Gardner | Posted 06.13.2015 | Women
Page Gardner

Equal Pay Day falls on April 14th, marking just how far into the year a woman must work to earn as much as a man. Together with Lake Research Partners, the Voter Participation Center has been crunching the numbers to better understand the impact this unfair pay gap has on unmarried women.

The Second Sexism? Gender Discrimination Is Not a Zero-sum Game

Katie Schad | Posted 06.22.2014 | Women
Katie Schad

But the truth is, as with any ideologically-driven legislation, half of the country probably won't like the president's new rules. In addition to the fiscally conservative, some men will also likely take issue with the policies that regulate gendered wage disparities.

It's Time to Fix the Gender Wage Gap

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 06.09.2014 | Women
Marilyn Nagel

Our goal at Watermark is to help women make their mark in their companies, careers and communities through connection, development and advocacy. Today...

Minimum Wages and Women's Wage Inequality: They're Intimately Related

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

I think this is a pretty remarkable picture that hasn't gotten enough attention, perhaps because it's a touch complex. It shows the relationship between wage inequality among women workers and the minimum wage, and the fit is very tight.

Three Things to Think About Following Equal Pay Day

Barbara Lee | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Barbara Lee

Elevating women's pay on par with their male counterparts isn't only symbolic, it is practical. Is there a more literal marker of how we value women than how we compensate their time and talent? It is a step forward for women's leadership as well.

WATCH: Female GOP Senate Candidate Explains Why Women Don't Want Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Talk about bad timing for Terri Lynn Land. A 2010 video of Michigan's likely Republican Senate candidate surfaced on Equal Pay Day on Tuesday. The ...

What You Didn't Know About Equal Pay Day

The Levo League | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
The Levo League

Why are we still having this conversation in 2014? At the rate we're going, we won't be seeing equal work be compensated with equal pay until 2058.

This Is Why We're Still Talking About Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women

This year's Equal Pay Day falls on April 8. The date symbolizes how far into 2014 a woman has to work to earn the same money as her male counterpart d...

The Fight for Equal Pay Has Just Begun

Gov. Pat Quinn | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Gov. Pat Quinn

Passage of the Federal Equal Pay Act in 1963 and Illinois' own Equal Pay Act in 2003 have paved the way for women to transform our workplace and economy. But today there are too many areas where progress is lagging, and it's holding our economy back.

Equal Pay Day -- Making Maryland Even Better for Women

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

It's great that Maryland is tied for having the lowest wage gap between our working men and women of any state in the nation, but there's more work to do to eliminate that gap entirely.

Equal Pay Means Exactly That

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Picture yourself in an office. The person next to you started the same day you did. You have the same job. You are equally qualified. You work just as hard. Your output is equal. Yet, you earn 23 percent less than he does. Welcome to life as the "average woman" in America.

Empowering Working Women and Families Means Closing the Wage Gap

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

The reality is, despite making up 51 percent of the population and approximately 47 percent of the workforce, not to mention earning 58.5 percent of all graduate degrees, women still make on average just 77 cents on the dollar as compared to men.

WSJ Op-Ed Page Not Too Sure About This 'So-Called Gender Wage Gap'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business

There is a very real gulf between how much money women and men make. That gender wage gap cannot be argued away. Yet conservative economists keep ...