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Equal Pay for Equal Work

10 Things That Need To Be Done To Close The Wage Gap

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 04.14.2015 | Women

It costs more to be a woman, but you likely get paid less. The gender pay gap isn't dying out anytime soon (not for about 85 years to be exact). O...

Half a Century Later, Mad Men's Peggy Olson Is Still Waiting for Paycheck Fairness

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 03.26.2015 | Women
Deborah J. Vagins

Despite the popularly of the show Mad Men, we are no longer living in the 1960s, but the current gender wage gap doesn't reflect that. Ongoing wage inequity should be a thing that's in the past.

Here's How Much Less Women Make In Each State

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.27.2015 | Business

If you're a woman looking for equal pay for equal work, then you might want to steer clear of Louisiana and Wyoming. Those are two of the U.S. stat...

Charlize Theron Proved You're Better Off When You Know Your Co-Workers' Pay

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business

At least one good thing came out of the massive Sony Pictures hack -- a big raise for Charlize Theron. It's the latest proof that transparency can level the playing field for women seeking equal pay for equal work.

GOP Tweets Dubious 'Equal Pay' Claim

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

Just days after an internal report found that the Republican Party is alienating female voters by opposing equal pay laws, the party attempted to reve...

GOP Senate Candidate Says Businesses Would Hire Fewer Women If Equal Pay Bill Passed

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

A Republican Senate candidate justified her opposition to legislation aiming to correct gender-based pay disparities by arguing that businesses would ...

Why Women Deserve Better From Washington

Jason Ritchie | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Jason Ritchie

Just look at who voted for the Lily Ledbetter Act of 2009. If your representative voted 'Nay', they believe that women should be paid less than men. Let's get these 'Mad Men' out of office and allow common sense to prevail.

As Seen Through a Woman's Eyes

George Heymont | Posted 07.27.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

A loving tribute written by Gail Collins to honor political activist and feminist icon Gloria Steinem caused me to stop and think about some of the progress that's been made in the women's rights movement and the incredible distance that still needs to be traveled.

Dem Senator In Tough Reelection Fight Airs Ad Hitting GOP Rivals On Abortion, Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

A Democrat in a tough reelection fight in Alaska isn't shying away from discussing reproductive rights issues. Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) release...

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.

Michael McAuliff

Republican Slams Dems' Equal Pay Push As 'Condescending' To Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats' push for pay equity between men and women is "condescending," one of the top women in the House Republican leadership argued ...

Equal Pay by the Numbers

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 06.04.2014 | Women
Deborah J. Vagins

It's been 17 years since this bill was first introduced, and it deserves to make it past this hurdle and get an up or down vote.

Equal Pay -- More Than Nice

Michelle Baker | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Michelle Baker

It is disheartening to recognize how we limit ourselves and how our own self-limitations act to inhibit other women who might want more in their lives. Yet at the same time, it is empowering to know we are in control of ourselves.

The State of the Union Is the State of America's Women

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Inequality threatens the state of our union. Tackling it requires a multi-issue agenda that takes into account the factors that work against equality for women and others disproportionately affected.

5 Myths About The Gender Wage Gap Debunked

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 01.24.2014 | Impact

As the World Economic Forum is underway in Davos, Switzerland, we thought it fitting to highlight one of the most pressing economic issues in America ...

The Fight for Women's Equality Continues

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

In 1963, women made 59 cents on average for every dollar that men earned. In 1999, women earned 72 cents to the dollar. Today, women's earnings hover at about 77 cents to every dollar paid to men.

How Women Are Best Positioned for the Economic Recovery

Mary Buffett | Posted 08.25.2013 | Women
Mary Buffett

We find ourselves, as a society, at one of the greatest pivot points in our nation's history. The jobs of the future -- those high-paying jobs that on balance will drive families into the middle class and beyond -- will favor women.

Shining a Light on the Wage Gap

Heidi Hartmann | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Heidi Hartmann

In an age where women in the United States are almost half the workforce, are more likely to gain higher levels of education than men, and increasingly are the main or co-breadwinner in families, we cannot wait for another 44 years for the gender wage gap to be finally relegated to the history books.

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.

50 Years After the Equal Pay Act, Women Are Still Fighting for Equality

Linda Meric | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Linda Meric

The hard truth is that, 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act, pay discrimination is a real and persistent problem that continues to shortchange American women and their families.

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.

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.

WATCH: Lilly Ledbetter: Why The Wage Gap Is 'Even Worse' Today

Posted 02.01.2013 | Women

According to the U.S. Census Bureau data, women are making 77 cents for every dollar that men make with the gap even larger for African American and L...

New Weapon For Women In Battle For Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.31.2013 | Business

Legislation pending in Congress could give women a new weapon in the battle for equal pay: protected water-cooler chat. The “Paycheck Fairness A...