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Fair Minimum Wage Act

Women's Equality Matters

Debra L. Ness | Posted 10.27.2014 | Women
Debra L. Ness

Women's equality matters because every American deserves quality, affordable, patient-centered health care and efforts to provide that remain under attack, as does the birth control coverage and access to reproductive health services that women need.

#WhatMothersNeed This Mother's Day

Debra L. Ness | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women
Debra L. Ness

So, although flowers, brunch and other gifts are a fine way to show the mothers in your life that you care, take some time this Mother's Day to think about the challenges facing America's mothers and families.

Fair Pay for Women Starts With a Fair Minimum Wage

Linda Meric | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Linda Meric

Increasing the minimum wage is one step that would immediately put more money in the purses of working women, because women make up nearly two-thirds of all workers who are paid the minimum wage or less.

Continuing the Fight for Women's Rights With Paycheck Fairness

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Rep. Alcee L. Hastings

It is long past time that we end wage discrimination in our country once and for all, and it is in all of our best interests that women's issues be kept at the forefront of the struggle for equality here at home and across the globe.

Two Dozen Business Leaders To Storm Capitol Hill For Minimum Wage Increase

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

Two dozen of the nation’s top business leaders will gather on Capitol Hill on Wednesday and Thursday to rally support behind the Fair Minimum Wage A...

Make Hard Work Pay -- Again

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The sad truth is you can work full time in America and not be able to meet your family's basic needs. A parent working full time at the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour earns $15,080 a year before taxes. That's $4,700 below the poverty level for a parent with two children.

Low-Wage Latino Workers Just Want to Do the Right Thing

National Council of La Raza | Posted 12.09.2013 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Want a reality check on today's employment situation? Ask someone making less than $50,000 per year.

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.

17 Million Women Are Owed a Raise: 9to5 Supports the Fair Minimum Wage Act

Linda Meric | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Linda Meric

The middle class is what drives our economy. We can't prosper as a nation unless today's and tomorrow's jobs provide fair, decent wages. A fair minimum wage truly benefits everyone.

Amanda Terkel

Minimum Wage Becomes Hot Issue In Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Both Democrats and Republicans will be trying to convince voters in the 2012 elections that their party is better for Americans' pocketb...