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An Eye-Opening Look At How The Wage Gap Impacts Latinas

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 07.27.2016 | Latino Voices

It’s no secret that, on average, an American woman makes approximately 79 cents for every dollar paid to a white man. However, the wage gap is even ...

President Obama Just Helped Four Million Middle-Class Americans Get Overtime Pay

Grant Stern | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Grant Stern

President Obama just announced a raise for up to four million middle-class Americans starting December 1st, 2016. Workers who have been exempted from receiving overtime pay and who earn as little as $455 a week are currently exempt from getting overtime for extra work.

Yes, It Actually Does Matter When Famous Women Ask For Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business

This week everyone was talking about "House of Cards" -- not because Netflix just dropped a new season on us, but because a star of the series, Robin ...

The Perfect Mother's Day Gift: A "Time Out" for Trump

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 05.08.2016 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

It's Mother's Day and this election has me thinking about mothers past, present, and future -- and what I will say to my future grandchildren if they ask me what happened to our democracy and to civility in 2016.

GOP Wants To Help Federal Contractors Hide Civil Rights Violations

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican lawmaker is quietly trying to slip language into a defense bill that would block President Barack Obama's executive order r...

Hillary Clinton: ‘There’s No Discount For Being A Woman, So Why Should We Be Paid Less?'

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 04.13.2016 | Women

Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton outlined her plan for closing the pay gap between men and women at a roundtable in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday. T...

Raises, Not Roses

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Librarians. Clerical Workers. Janitors. More than 1,500 municipal workers decided that enough was enough, and dared to demand respect and justice. They decided they would strike.

Will The Domino Effect Close the Wage Gap?

Noreen Farrell | Posted 01.27.2016 | Women
Noreen Farrell

Fair pay advocates in states across the country are carefully contemplating this effect as a strategy to close the wage gap. On January 29, we will mark the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

Who Tips Better: Democrats Or Republicans?

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

Six weeks ago, New York restaurateur Danny Meyer caused a stir when he announced the elimination of tips at his restaurants and an increase of meal pr...

California Adopts Strong Equal Pay Protections

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics

California will soon have what advocates say are the strongest equal pay protections in the country after Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed the California F...

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 05.14.2016 | 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...