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California Lawmakers Expected To Approve Tough Equal Pay Protections

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

As the nation celebrates Women's Equality Day, California lawmakers are poised to approve the country's strongest equal pay protections. Assembly memb...

What the Overtime Proposal Is Really About

Debra L. Ness | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

In July, the U.S. Department of Labor demonstrated an exceptional commitment to America's working families by proposing an update to the rules that determine who qualifies for overtime pay.

America's Wonder Women & The Battle For Equal Green(s)

Olivia Roskill | Posted 08.14.2015 | Teen
Olivia Roskill

Turf isn't the only greens where women athletes are losing out. FIFA must recognize that they've been presented with an enormous opportunity to follow their mission statement and "develop football everywhere and for all." And yes, the word "all" includes women.

FLSA Proposed Rules Clarified

Nora T. Akins | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Nora T. Akins

The DOL estimates 4.6 million exempt workers who make less than the 40th percentile will be affected by this legislation in the first year. It is time to audit compensation policies and practices.

A Hard Day's Work Deserves a Fair Day's Pay

Barack Obama | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Barack Obama

Right now, too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve. That's partly because we've failed to update overtime regulations for years -- and an exemption meant for highly paid, white collar employees now leaves out workers making as little as $23,660 a year -- no matter how many hours they work.

One City Takes a Giant Step for Equal Pay

Martha Burk | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

Too often when Albuquerque, New Mexico, makes headlines, it's bad news -- a police department under scrutiny by the Justice Department, or a seemingly unsolvable homeless problem. But recently the city made news for something good -- especially good for women.

Patricia Arquette's Stirring Oscars Call (and Teaching Moment) About Wage Equality

Christine Pelosi | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

From President Obama's calls for equal pay to the House Democrats' Women Succeed agenda to the nonpartisan National Women's Law Center to now Oscar night itself, this issue is gaining traction.

An America That Works for Women

Kate Black | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Kate Black

Women are looking for a fair shot at a good job that can support them and their families and give them a chance at a brighter future. We can't ask women to lead when they can't feed their families, worry about how to pay their debts, or wonder how they can afford child care. Our country is successful when women are successful.

Republicans Refuse To Stand Up And Support Fair Pay. Literally.

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

When President Barack Obama called on Congress to raise the minimum wage and strengthen federal equal-pay laws for women, congressional Republicans re...

'All Labor Has Dignity': King's Other Legacy

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

Central to King's philosophy was the idea that men and women of all races deserve the dignity of work, the right to earn more than poverty wages. And he knew that goal was not attainable without full-throated worker voice.

Reasons to Celebrate -- and to be Vigilant -- this National Work and Family Month

Debra L. Ness | Posted 12.29.2014 | Parents
Debra L. Ness

All of this recent activity is worthy of celebration. At the same time, it is deeply frustrating to be reminded that women and their families are still fighting unfair workplace practices that were outlawed decades ago.

Corporate Dude Nation Discovers Fair Pay Isn't Karma

Amy Siskind | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
Amy Siskind

Stockholm Syndrome may be an exaggeration, but many of us, unwittingly, have a high level of internalized sexism. How else could we have ignored and justified something so blatantly wrong.

Thank You, Mr. Satya Nadella, For Telling Us What You Really Think

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 12.13.2014 | Women
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

The not-so-subtle message was that if women worked hard, then wage inequality wouldn't exist. This advice might be logical if women weren't already working hard, if our country had a system with a level playing field where people were judged fairly, and if rampant wage inequality wasn't already the norm.

Why the Failed Paycheck Fairness Act Vote Matters

Debra L. Ness | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

Members of Congress will spend the next several weeks at home. Every one of them should take a hard look at the impact the gender-based wage gap is having in their states and districts.

National Jewels: A Shout-Out To America's Hard-Working Ladies

Kim Keating | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

Monday was Labor Day, and I couldn't let this week pass by without acknowledging all the hard working ladies that have become role models for women ev...

Grocery Store Theology: Market Basket, Labor Day, and Respecting the Worker

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 10.31.2014 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

In my church, where prayer concerns are raised during worship by members of the congregation, the employees of Market Basket were raised up by non-employees. People across the political spectrum talked about refusing to shop out of solidarity for the workers.

#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.

Laura Bassett

Senate Republicans Block Paycheck Fairness Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Senate Republicans blocked a vote on Wednesday to open debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would hold employers more accountable for wage discr...

So Done With Unequal Pay! #NoMoreMadMenPay

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Confession: I grew up believing that women had mostly achieved equality in the workplace and the world. But when my first child was born, I quickly learned that I was mistaken. For too many, motherhood is a barrier to equality, to pay, and to economic security.

What Is the Wage Gap Costing You Every Day?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Women choose to win lower wages just as much as they choose their gender, ethnicity or race. Making the assertion that the wage gap is somehow women's fault is not only sexist, it's racist too.

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.

Faith Leaders Are Standing With Workers to Confront Economic Injustice

Camille Rivera | Posted 06.07.2014 | New York
Camille Rivera

Faith leaders understand that grave economic injustices can no longer be allowed to continue, because they tear apart the fabric of our society.

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.

Women's History Month Call to Service: Pursue Liberty to Achieve Justice

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

I imagine what this aspiring lawyer would have thought of her only daughter Nancy becoming a top lawmaker in the country -- the first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives. I carry my grandmother's dream with me every day.

Women Succeed When We Overcome Mad Men Laws And Jim Crow Mores

Christine Pelosi | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

The struggle is real -- but so are the solutions. I hope you'll join us in solidarity and intersectionality so that women and men from all backgrounds are able to strive with equality of opportunity to reach the American Dream.