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Equal Pay for Women

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.

American Woman Becomes Highest-Paid Exec In Britain

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business

An American female executive has finally risen to the top of one nation's pay ranks. Burberry CEO and Indiana native, Angela Ahrendts, is now the ...

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.

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...

How My Daughter Watches the Debates

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

This Monday evening, Obama and Romney will face off for their third bout, this time in Florida. And from what I can tell, there are some debate drinking game rules that are bipartisan.

Pregnant Pause or Maternity Leave?

Christina Pesoli | Posted 09.22.2012 | Women
Christina Pesoli

"Balancing" career and motherhood in this manner sends the message that having a baby is as simple as sneaking off to the dentist's office for a teeth whitening session. You'll be back -- looking better than ever -- before anyone even notices that you're gone.

State Agencies Allegedly Paid Female Workers Thousands Less Than Male Equals

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

Female workers at two state agencies were allegedly being paid thousands of dollars less to do the same work as their male counterparts. The U.S. ...

Eliminating the Pay Gap

Sen. Bob Casey | Posted 08.05.2012 | Money
Sen. Bob Casey

Nearly fifty years after President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, prohibiting employers from discriminating on the basis of gender, women still earn significantly less than men for doing the same work. Today, Congress has a chance to do something about it.

The Worst State For Being Paid Equally

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.17.2012 | Women

Even as we discuss how women are becoming “The Richer Sex,” American women still earn a lot less than their male counterparts -- 23 percent less o...

We're Number One, But We're Not Cheering

Catherine Hill | Posted 06.16.2012 | DC
Catherine Hill

Change is around the corner we're told. Unfortunately, the truth is that women are far from earning wages equal to men's, let alone surpassing them.

Are you underearning?

Carolyn Ziel | Posted 01.15.2012 | Women
Carolyn Ziel

It's important to understand your personal relationship with money and the beliefs that were handed down to you about money. It's even more important to realize your true worth.

Why Women Are Worth (Less)

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 10.09.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Every time we change jobs and are asked for a salary history, we're at an increased disadvantage. This gender-based pay discrimination disparity is going to do nothing but get worse.

The Root

Ilene H. Lang | Posted 09.27.2011 | Women
Ilene H. Lang

Let's talk about sexism. Now I know the word "sexism" carries baggage. But no matter what you call it -- gender bias, systemic inequity, inequality o...

A Step Toward Equal Pay

Liz Krueger | Posted 06.16.2011 | Politics
Liz Krueger

Some injustices are not always as easy to spot. In fact, sometimes they're well hidden. Therefore if we want to end wage disparities, and give women the justice, and pay, they deserve, than we must take the first step in bringing this discrimination to light.

Dancing to Equal Pay

Linda Hallman | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Linda Hallman

Although the government will ultimately have to decide to enforce pay equity, we can make sure our support and the impact of pay inequity are known now. And one way to do that is by dancing.

It's National Pay Equity Day: Make Paycheck Fairness the Law

Rep. Rosa DeLauro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Rosa DeLauro

Let us finally ensure that America's women -- now half of the nation's workforce -- are treated as fairly and equitably as the other half. Let's give real teeth to the Equal Pay Act at last.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Barbara R. Arnwine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Barbara R. Arnwine

Economic justice is not just a women's issue or a moral issue; it's clearly a legal one. As lawyers, we must promote opportunities and equity in the new economy; we must embrace change and not the historical precedence of gender inequities.

You've Come a Long Way, Baby?

Marcia Dyson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marcia Dyson

If a nation is judged by how it treats its women, we must switch from paternalism to parity, from chivalry to equity. Unequal pay can be hazardous to our nation's economic health.

The Senate Should Immediately Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act

Katie Buckland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Buckland

As I turn the page of my calendar and see next Tuesday marked Equal Pay Day, I cannot possibly imagine why we are still having this debate.

A Life Of Service: For Love, Money or Both?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

The recession may not only be changing household budgets and habits, but also challenging longstanding gender roles.

More Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Please

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Her performance was so strong and so well focused that it would be foolish not to immediately send her out on the campaign trail and/or to as many television interviews as she can squeeze into her schedule.