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Lilly Ledbetter and the High Court

Simon Lazarus | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Simon Lazarus

The Ledbetter case is not simply a story of how women are denied equal pay -- though it is certainly powerful on that front -- it is also a template for strategic action by progressives in fighting over the courts that could and should be scaled up and broadly deployed.

In Debate, Romney Teases on Workplace Flexibility

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Morra Aarons-Mele

Cracking the glass ceiling isn't just about making sure women have opportunities to work and receive equal pay and fair treatment, it's about women and men taking on equal responsibilities in all areas of life.

5 Reasons Why Romney's Binders Full of Women Are Really Important

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

The quick-witted denizens of the ether have gone to town with Mitt's office supplies. I've heard all kinds of explanations for why this is all just liberal media spin. But, actually, there are many reasons why this meme is legitimate and not just a silly Internet trope.

Presidential Debate II: What Mitt Romney Really Said About Women

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

This is an election, Mr. Romney, not a date. Women don't want to feel special. They want to earn a living and feed their families. To influence how workingwomen are going to vote, you would have to talk to them as voters.

An Issue that Affects Women in 97 Percent of the Country's Congressional Districts

Debra L. Ness | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

Nationally, full-time working women are paid just 77 cents for every dollar paid to full-time working men - a gap that has remained largely unchanged for a decade. That amounts to $11,084 dollars annually.

Complementarianism: Religion, Women's Work and the Economy

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Last week, Rick Santorum, a man more Catholic than the Pope, in an appeal to fundamentalist, Protestant evangelical voters, said of Mitt Romney, a com...

Think the Wage Gap Is a Myth? Ask Your Doctor

Debra L. Ness | Posted 08.14.2012 | Women
Debra L. Ness

A man and his son were in a car accident. Both were taken to the hospital and the boy was rushed into surgery. The surgeon said, "I can't operate on this boy; he's my son." How is this possible?

Fighting Discrimination, Giving Women -- and All Workers -- a Fair Shake

Debra L. Ness | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

It's time for all members of Congress to get past the baseless excuses, partisan talking points and rhetoric about valuing families and instead vote for common sense policies that would truly help. The Senate has that chance with the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Continuing the Commitment to Working Mothers and Families

Debra L. Ness | Posted 07.13.2012 | Women
Debra L. Ness

The sad truth is that becoming a mother in this country too often means the loss of a job and/or the beginning of financial hardship.

March Because "Equal Enough" for Women Is Unacceptable

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Tomorrow, thousands of women and men will participate in marches and rallies for women's rights in 45 states and the District of Columbia. American women need to be recognized as full citizens. Yes, women in this country.

Women's Work: A Political Flashpoint and an Urgent Policy Imperative

Debra L. Ness | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

Much more important than the rhetorical war around Hilary Rosen and Ann Romney is the urgent need to finally adopt policies that address the needs of employed women and their families, now and in the future.

We Can't Wait for Fair Pay

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Deborah J. Vagins

The serious wage gap, combined with pay secrecy policies, means that many women are not only being paid less than their male co-workers, but they have no way of knowing it. And if they don't know it, they can't fight it. Thankfully, this Equal Pay Day, we can do something to change that.

Equal Pay -- Will We Ever Get There? An Interview With Lilly Ledbetter

Martha Burk | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

April is the month every year when the paychecks of women working full-time, year-round catch up with what men earned by the previous December 31. This year it's April 17.

Widespread Inequality in the Restaurant Industry Means Hardship for Women Workers

Debra L. Ness | Posted 04.15.2012 | Business
Debra L. Ness

The restaurant industry is the only industry that has a wage gap established by law, which results in significantly lower wages for women workers than for men.

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.

Supreme Court Tells Women to Shut Up and Go Home -- Again

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

I've never been a believer in reincarnation, but today I've got my fingers crossed that, if it exists, Justice Scalia and the others in the Wal-mart majority come back in their next lives as Wal-mart women.

Mother's Day, Daughters & The Sisterhood of Spies

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Women have been secretly effective for a very long time. Now it's time for women and mothers to be in the spotlight in more places than spy museums.

Arthur Delaney

Are These People Overpaid? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MADISON, Wis. -- David Rhode is a paramedic in Middleton, Wis. He works 56 hours a week, mostly in 24-hour shifts, frequently carrying wheezy patients...

Wal-Mart Asks the Supreme Court to Protect It From Wage Discrimination Claims

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

A decision for Wal-Mart would have far-ranging effects on women employees in general by making it more difficult to challenge gender-based pay discrimination.

Thoughts for a New Decade: What I Wish for Women

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

As we move into a new decade, I can't help looking over my shoulder at all the things I would like to leave behind. VIOLENCE: Number One - Violence p...

Goodyear, You Can Spare $360K for Lilly Ledbetter?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

Even though Lilly Ledbetter has become a standard bearer for the fight for fair pay for women, Lilly herself will never see a nickel of the money that she sued Goodyear Rubber & Tire for.

How Congress Can Act Now for Economic Recovery -- And Simple Justice

Page Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Page Gardner

If concerned citizens call on Congress to take action now, the House and Senate are poised to pass two pieces of legislation that empower working women to challenge pay discrimination.

McCain: Government? Lawsuits? Blaah. Ladies, Back To School

Nancy Watzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nancy Watzman

We women appreciate education. Problem is that women and men who study the same subjects the same number of years don't get paid the same wages. Has Sen McCain done his homework?