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Mike Pence: A Right-Wing Record On Steroids

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Donald Trump's selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his vice presidential nominee speaks volumes about just how dangerous a Trump Administration would be.

We Are The United State of Women: Three action steps we can all take after the Summit

Fatima Scipio | Posted 06.24.2016 | Women
Fatima Scipio

On June 14, 2016, I had the opportunity to attend the first ever United State of Women Summit hosted by the White House. I was excited to attend this monumental event but nothing could have prepared me for the imprint the summit would have on me and the other five thousand women in attendance.

Power To Equal Pay

Eve Ellis | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Eve Ellis

This past Tuesday, at the White House-convened United State of Women Summit, I was on energy overload. It was a day of inspiring speeches by on-the- ground trailblazers and the thrilling moment when President Obama called himself a feminist. Yet for me, the most exciting, kick-off news was this: The White House made visible its "Equal Pay Pledge".

Mother's Day Must Go

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women
Douglas Forbes

Americans will spend $22 billion on Mother's Day this year. $22 billion. That's $258 for each of the 85 million U.S. moms. Why not just give them the money. Even though it won't make a dent in the disparity of income between moms and dads, at least it's something. They deserve it, right?

Closing the Gender Pay Gap

Tammy Duckworth | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Tammy Duckworth

Today we recognize Equal Pay Day, a day that symbolically represents when a woman's wage finally catches up to what a man was paid in the previous year. Despite often being equally qualified, a man's pay outpaces a woman's by 79 cents for every dollar.

Even At A Company Obsessed With Fair Pay, Women Make Less Than Men

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 03.21.2016 | Business

To get a sense of how complicated the gender pay gap is, take a look at Buffer, an 85-person company seemingly obsessed with paying workers fairly. No...

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pushed For A Law To Make Sure Women Get Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama commemorated the 7th anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act on Friday -- with the announcement of even more steps to r...

The Real Reason Women Still Make Less Than Men

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business

President Barack Obama is proposing a cool solution to help close the gender pay gap, but it doesn't hit at perhaps the biggest problem keeping women ...

States Take Lead On Equal Pay, With Legislation Stalled In Congress

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama signed his first piece of legislation, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, seven years ago today, which made it eas...

Better Data Equals Greater Pay Equality

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

Federal law has banned pay discrimination since 1963. But more than 50 years later, many in the American workplace -- because of their sex, race or ethnicity -- don't get equal pay for equal work.

Equal Pay Can't Wait

Rep. Chris Van Hollen | Posted 01.29.2016 | Women
Rep. Chris Van Hollen

The time is long overdue that we eliminate all gender discrimination in America. As we're pushing for equal pay, we must also seek to finally pass the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution.

Tell Your Co-Workers How Much You Make!

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business

If you want to make sure you’re being paid fairly, go ahead and talk to your co-workers about how much you make. Seriously. That’s what happened a...

Southern Belles

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.01.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

My recent travels to the South made me curious about women and their contributions from the Southern states.

5 Things You Can Do Today for Equal Pay

Gloria Feldt | Posted 06.14.2015 | Women
Gloria Feldt

I don't know about you, but I'm tired of hearing that same statistic over and over in the annual communal outcry about the lack of equal pay. So being a practical activist, I put together these five things you and I can do today to bring about equal pay.

Why the Fight for Pay Equity Is So Important

Laura Reyes | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
Laura Reyes

With the shifting workforce in this country, many of these women are increasingly the financial head of their household. Women are working to pay their bills, put food on the table for their families, and slowly chip away at their mounting debt and student loans.

Women Need Bipartisan Action -- Not Just Words -- on Equal Pay

Lisa Maatz | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics
Lisa Maatz

Members of Congress, don't just say you support equal pay and then use gridlock as an excuse for continued inaction. It's time to walk the walk. Seize this broad public and political support as an opportunity to come together and move forward on one of the most fundamental economic issues of our time. Families are tired of waiting.

Women and the Small Business Workforce

Katie Vlietstra | Posted 10.13.2014 | Small Business
Katie Vlietstra

Just as women face challenges at leading companies and within its ranks, the situation is strikingly similar among the small business community. Again, women are a growing and dominant group among the self-employed, but encounter challenges in opening and growing their own small business.

Marina Fang

The White House's Gender Pay Disparities Have Barely Changed In 20 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wage and hiring disparities between men and women appear to be bipartisan problems that aren't really improving. The gender pay gap ...

Top Dem Reveals Staggering Amount Women Lose Due To The Gender Pay Gap

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) discussed the implications of the gender pay gap on HuffPost Live Monday, saying...

Today Is Equal Pay Day -- No One's Favorite Holiday

Terry O'Neill | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

April 8 is Equal Pay Day, marking the number of extra days into 2014 the average woman has to work to earn as much as her male counterpart did in 2013. No one who cares about economic justice and the rights of women is celebrating this occasion.

9 Pivotal Victories That Quietly Changed Women's History

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 03.27.2014 | Women

The last century of women's rights victories has a familiar highlight reel with women gaining the right to vote, access to birth control and abortion,...

1958

James Moore | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
James Moore

There remain too many similarities between 2014 and 1958 with regards to earning power based on gender and opportunity. Women still earn historically less, even when they are performing the same jobs as men. Current federal law does not deliver sufficient protection against income disparities. Especially in Texas.

Lilly Ledbetter: Celebrating a Champion Still Fighting for Us

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 03.31.2014 | Women
Deborah J. Vagins

ast night in his State of the Union, the President said he would use his executive authority to expand opportunity for more American families, and that type of action is exactly what we need now to advance pay equality for all workers.

Another Gender Gap Exists and These Savvy Ladies Seek to Close It!

Ebong Eka | Posted 01.28.2014 | Money
Ebong Eka

Studies show that women still earn less money than men for the same work. Since the signing of the Equal Pay Act and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act,...

Obama Should Stop Talking and Start Acting on Equal Pay

Martha Burk | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Obama said Congress should pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would outlaw the practice of prohibiting employees from discussing their pay with others, and also allow the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to collect some pay data by race and gender. But it's half a loaf at best.