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Equal Pay Day

Steps We Must Take to Improve Pay Equity

Sandra Fluke | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Sandra Fluke

Equal Pay Day isn't just about recognizing an unequal paycheck. It's about opening up a conversation about our collective economic future, and fighting hard for the kinds of communities we want to live in.

Today Is Equal Pay Day -- No One's Favorite Holiday

Terry O'Neill | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

April 8 is Equal Pay Day, marking the number of extra days into 2014 the average woman has to work to earn as much as her male counterpart did in 2013. No one who cares about economic justice and the rights of women is celebrating this occasion.

President Obama Takes Executive Action for Equal Pay: Now It's Time for Congress to Do Its Part

Linda Meric | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Linda Meric

When women do well, our families, communities and local businesses do well. These steps by the president are important to ensure that women and families have the money needed to make ends meet and contribute to the economy.

Let's Leave Mad Men-Era Pay Policies in the Past

Debra L. Ness | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

In many ways, things have improved significantly for women in the workplace over the years. But April 8 is Equal Pay Day -- the day that marks how far into 2014 women have had to work to catch up with the wages paid to men in 2013.

Laura Bassett

Conservatives Push Back Against Equal Pay Efforts | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Conservatives have long struggled to articulate their opposition to legislation ensuring equal pay for women, but they seem to have come up with a coh...

Closing the Pay Gap in 3 Simple Steps

Kim Keating | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

In this day and age, it is unfair, unacceptable and astounding that there is still such a disparity between women and men. Although women have made steady progress in education and in the workplace, the pay gap hasn't budged in a decade.

7 Things to Know This Equal Pay Day

Linda Hallman | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
Linda Hallman

At the state and local levels, mayors and governors across the nation are issuing Equal Pay Day proclamations. It's encouraging to see that more people are paying attention to this issue. After all, we do want a world in which our daughters and sons are paid fairly. Agreed?

Laura Bassett

Obama To Sign Executive Orders On Equal Pay | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama will sign two new executive orders on equal pay for women Tuesday, Politico reports. The executive actions coincide with "Equal...

Next Stop: Equal Pay Day

Megan Beyer | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women
Megan Beyer

With so many families now relying on the earning power of women, why not take that supply chain approach a step further to require our government contractors to pay men and women equally? The relative success of the Swiss model speaks for itself.

Gender Pay Gap Is Alive And Well In All 50 States

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

Not only does the gender wage gap have real staying power, but it's alive and kicking in all 50 states. According to a new report released earlier...

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.

LOOK: An Amazing Equal Pay Prank

Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.11.2013 | Women

A Swiss bank found an effective way of demonstrating the frustrations of the gender pay gap to its male customers: men withdrawing cash from the bank'...

From Seattle to New York City, Women and Families Need Action on Fair Pay

Debra L. Ness | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

This week, we recognize Equal Pay Day -- the day that marks how far into the new year women have to work to catch up with men's wages from the previous year. Let's remember how far we have to go to see real equality for women and press for progress.

This Equal Pay Day, End Pay Secrecy

Rep. Rosa DeLauro | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Rep. Rosa DeLauro

Pay secrecy policies keep unequal pay hidden from employees and enable pay discrimination to continue. We know this from the story of Lilly Ledbetter - who learned about her decades of unequal pay at Goodyear only via an anonymous note.

Equal Pay Day Is Still A Myth For Latinas

NBC Latino | Posted 04.09.2013 | Latino Voices

It is Equal Pay Day today, but equal pay is far from the case for the nation’s women, especially Hispanic and African American women, according to r...

Sallie Krawcheck, Mascara and Equal Pay

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 06.09.2013 | Women
Liz O'Donnell

From mascara to mortgages, women's paychecks are stretching further and further each year. The items we purchase aren't discounted 23 percent, yet our paychecks are. It doesn't add up.

Respecting Women With Equal Pay for Equal Work

Christine Pelosi | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

As the nation marks Equal Pay Day -- the average date into 2013 women must work to make what men earned in 2012 -- we must recommit ourselves to closing the wage gap. Americans must be about respecting women in deeds, not just in words.

A Woman's Workplace Revolution

K. Sujata | Posted 06.09.2013 | Chicago
K. Sujata

A true "workplace revolution" has very different meanings for Chicago's women but two things remain constant: women want equal pay and a minimum wage that is not stuck in the dark ages.

13 Countries That Make America's Gender Pay Gap Look Embarrassing

Posted 04.09.2013 | Business

Fifty years ago today, President John F. Kennedy’s Equal Pay Act was signed into law with the express purpose of ensuring that women get paid equall...

Lessons from a Feminist Paradise on Equal Pay Day

Christina Hoff Sommers | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Christina Hoff Sommers

Sweden seems to be an egalitarian, feminist utopia. So why are American women ahead of their Swedish counterparts in breaking through the glass ceiling?

18 More Cents... in 50 Years

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 06.09.2013 | Women
Deborah J. Vagins

On this Equal Pay Day, we must urge Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, which provides a much-needed update to the Equal Pay Act -- a law that has not been able to achieve its promise of closing the wage gap because of limited enforcement tools and inadequate remedies.

LOOK: The Cities With The Largest Wage Gaps

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 04.09.2013 | Women

In the metropolitan area with the worst discrepancy, women make an average of 73 cents for every dollar paid to men.

Equal Pay Day: Fairness for America's Women

Sen. Tom Harkin | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Sen. Tom Harkin

Today, we recognize the progress we have made toward pay equality -- but too many women are still underpaid for the same or nearly the same work as men do.

We Need to Fight for Equal Pay, Today and Everyday

Laura Reyes | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Laura Reyes

Equal Pay Day is held on a different date each year, on whatever day represents how far into the year a woman must work to earn the same pay as a man earned, on average, in the previous year.

Equal Pay -- Only 45 Years to Go!

Martha Burk | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, but women are still way behind men in earnings.