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Corporate Fraud of a Different Stripe

Martha Burk | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Martha Burk

It's that time of year again. Corporate good-guy awards are handed out like candy by magazines with headlines screaming "Best Companies," for various groups -- usually minorities and women.

States and Cities Deliver Pregnancy Fairness Laws; This Mother's Day, It's Congress's Turn

Dina Bakst | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Dina Bakst

Why shouldn't every pregnant woman in America have the law on her side? Why should any expecting mother be forced to choose between critical income, or even worse, her job, and honoring her doctor's orders?

The Equal Rights Amendment Needs You - Now!

Martha Burk | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

The only constitutional right specifically guaranteed to women on an equal basis with men is the right to vote, affirmed by the 19th Amendment in 1920 after an arduous 72-year political struggle. The campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment has been even longer and at least as grueling.

The Other Conversation We Need To Have About Pregnancy And Work

Christina Huffington | Posted 12.13.2012 | Women

Pregnant women face numerous challenges at work -- discrimination in hiring and the absence of federally mandated maternity leave, to name two. Howeve...

The Politics of Motherhood

Ann O'Leary | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Ann O'Leary

Working mothers, or at least those with limited education and lower-end jobs, have almost no employee benefits that allow time away from work when their children are sick or even when they give birth.

Pregnancy Discrimination Claims On The Rise

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business

Pregnancy discrimination claims are on the rise, according to new data from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In public hearing held Fe...

The U.S. Needs Paid Parental and Pregnancy Leave

Brian Gresko | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brian Gresko

The odds are against mothers having as successful a career as non-mothers. The United States is the only wealthy nation that does not offer parental leave.