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Equal Pay for Women

Equal Pay for Women Can Cut Poverty in Half, Boost Wages Significantly, AND Grow the Economy. Can Any Other Policy Lever Do That?

Heidi Hartmann | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Heidi Hartmann

But ensuring that women receive equal pay is not as easy as just paying women more for their work (though that would be a good start!). Businesses and policymakers both have a role to play to achieve the benefits of equal pay well before 2059.

The World Should Follow California's Lead in Ensuring Equal Pay

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

California is now poised to have the strongest equal pay law in the country. If signed into law, this legislation would strengthen the ability for women to legally challenge pay inequity.

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.

Ah-Ha's That Spark Action to Ignite Equality

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Trudy Bourgeois

I remember sitting in Dallas, TX, in 2009 at a women's leadership conference listening to Don Knauss, the CEO and President of The Clorox Company. Don shared a story about what led to him becoming a champion for a better corporate America.

Help Banish the Motherhood Penalty

MotherWoman | Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact

Women are not asking for more than we are worth but we do not want to be paid less than a man who is doing the same job that we are. We want fairness, nothing more, nothing less.

The Truth About Ruth: Huckabee Trips on Theology and Equal Pay

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 05.07.2015 | Religion
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

Huckabee missed an opportunity to speak about the social, political, economic and religious structures reflected in the Bible which systematically devalued and oppressed women in the male-ruled world, with a tendency to leave them destitute.

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

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 05.26.2015 | 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.

4 Ways to Deal with a Male-Dominated Work Culture

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

Increasing gender diversity and equality in the workplace can lead to increased revenues, greater innovation and improved employee satisfaction, which benefits us all.

Laura Bassett

Scott Walker Runs Ad Supporting Equal Pay After Repealing Wisconsin's Equal Pay Law | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) released an ad on Tuesday in which his female lieutenant governor applauds his support for equal pay for women -- just...

Equal Pay for Women Is an Issue People Care About

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Trudy Bourgeois

I came across an article from DiversityInc that stopped me in my tracks. The title of the article alone will tell you why it is concerning: U.S. Senate Candidate: No One Cares About Women's Issues.

Igor Bobic

GOP Lawmaker Won't Let Her Votes Against Equal Pay Stop Her From Endorsing It | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) claims that she supports equal pay for equal work. But her position has struck a nerve with Democrat...

This Problem Is So Commonplace, Even Michelle Obama Didn't Stop To Think About It

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

First Lady Michelle Obama highlighted how gender pay equity is still a major issue that many women may not think about, using herself as an example. ...

Yup, New Yorkers Dance Their Opinions On Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 04.29.2014 | Comedy

Earlier this month, Jimmy Fallon tackled a very heavy issue... in a very "Tonight Show" way. In the segment, "Questions and Danswers", Fallon sent...

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...

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.

Equal Pay's Thrill of Victory and Agony of Defeat

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 06.10.2014 | Women
Deborah J. Vagins

Four years ago, the Paycheck Fairness Act, a long-overdue update to the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which would strengthen the law to help close the ongoing gender wage gap, failed to move forward on a procedural in the Senate, even though a majority of senators supported the bill.

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.

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.

Michael McAuliff

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

Want Better Pay for Women? Update Those Regs

Laura Barrett | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Laura Barrett

It's exciting that President Obama wants to narrow the gender wage gap, as was widely reported Friday. Here's a good first step: updating federal contracting regulations.

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...

White House Promoting Equal Pay, Other Economic Issues Facing Women

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Add pay equity to President Barack Obama's 2014 do-it-himself wish list. The White House is launching a campaign to promote a hos...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Hey, GOP: Most Americans Support Raising Minimum Wage, Equal Pay For Women | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A majority of Americans support policies that would improve equality for women in the workplace, according to a new poll released Wednes...

Sabrina Siddiqui

There's A Serious Gender Gap When It Comes To Paid Time Off | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women are significantly less likely than men to receive extended paid leave from their employer, a new poll shows. In the last few ye...