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Equal Pay Day

The Second Sexism? Gender Discrimination Is Not a Zero-sum Game

Katie Schad | Posted 06.22.2014 | Women
Katie Schad

But the truth is, as with any ideologically-driven legislation, half of the country probably won't like the president's new rules. In addition to the fiscally conservative, some men will also likely take issue with the policies that regulate gendered wage disparities.

It's Time to Fix the Gender Wage Gap

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 06.09.2014 | Women
Marilyn Nagel

Our goal at Watermark is to help women make their mark in their companies, careers and communities through connection, development and advocacy. Today...

Minimum Wages and Women's Wage Inequality: They're Intimately Related

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

I think this is a pretty remarkable picture that hasn't gotten enough attention, perhaps because it's a touch complex. It shows the relationship between wage inequality among women workers and the minimum wage, and the fit is very tight.

Three Things to Think About Following Equal Pay Day

Barbara Lee | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Barbara Lee

Elevating women's pay on par with their male counterparts isn't only symbolic, it is practical. Is there a more literal marker of how we value women than how we compensate their time and talent? It is a step forward for women's leadership as well.

WATCH: Female GOP Senate Candidate Explains Why Women Don't Want Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Talk about bad timing for Terri Lynn Land. A 2010 video of Michigan's likely Republican Senate candidate surfaced on Equal Pay Day on Tuesday. The ...

What You Didn't Know About Equal Pay Day

The Levo League | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
The Levo League

Why are we still having this conversation in 2014? At the rate we're going, we won't be seeing equal work be compensated with equal pay until 2058.

This Is Why We're Still Talking About Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women

This year's Equal Pay Day falls on April 8. The date symbolizes how far into 2014 a woman has to work to earn the same money as her male counterpart d...

The Fight for Equal Pay Has Just Begun

Gov. Pat Quinn | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Gov. Pat Quinn

Passage of the Federal Equal Pay Act in 1963 and Illinois' own Equal Pay Act in 2003 have paved the way for women to transform our workplace and economy. But today there are too many areas where progress is lagging, and it's holding our economy back.

Equal Pay Day -- Making Maryland Even Better for Women

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

It's great that Maryland is tied for having the lowest wage gap between our working men and women of any state in the nation, but there's more work to do to eliminate that gap entirely.

Equal Pay Means Exactly That

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Picture yourself in an office. The person next to you started the same day you did. You have the same job. You are equally qualified. You work just as hard. Your output is equal. Yet, you earn 23 percent less than he does. Welcome to life as the "average woman" in America.

Empowering Working Women and Families Means Closing the Wage Gap

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

The reality is, despite making up 51 percent of the population and approximately 47 percent of the workforce, not to mention earning 58.5 percent of all graduate degrees, women still make on average just 77 cents on the dollar as compared to men.

WSJ Op-Ed Page Not Too Sure About This 'So-Called Gender Wage Gap'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business

There is a very real gulf between how much money women and men make. That gender wage gap cannot be argued away. Yet conservative economists keep ...

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.

Steps We Must Take to Improve Pay Equity

Sandra Fluke | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Sandra Fluke

Equal Pay Day isn't just about recognizing an unequal paycheck. It's about opening up a conversation about our collective economic future, and fighting hard for the kinds of communities we want to live in.

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.

President Obama Takes Executive Action for Equal Pay: Now It's Time for Congress to Do Its Part

Linda Meric | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Linda Meric

When women do well, our families, communities and local businesses do well. These steps by the president are important to ensure that women and families have the money needed to make ends meet and contribute to the economy.

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.

Laura Bassett

Conservatives Push Back Against Equal Pay Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Conservatives have long struggled to articulate their opposition to legislation ensuring equal pay for women, but they seem to have come up with a coh...

Closing the Pay Gap in 3 Simple Steps

Kim Keating | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

In this day and age, it is unfair, unacceptable and astounding that there is still such a disparity between women and men. Although women have made steady progress in education and in the workplace, the pay gap hasn't budged in a decade.

7 Things to Know This Equal Pay Day

Linda Hallman | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
Linda Hallman

At the state and local levels, mayors and governors across the nation are issuing Equal Pay Day proclamations. It's encouraging to see that more people are paying attention to this issue. After all, we do want a world in which our daughters and sons are paid fairly. Agreed?

Laura Bassett

Obama To Sign Executive Orders On Equal Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama will sign two new executive orders on equal pay for women Tuesday, Politico reports. The executive actions coincide with "Equal...

Next Stop: Equal Pay Day

Megan Beyer | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women
Megan Beyer

With so many families now relying on the earning power of women, why not take that supply chain approach a step further to require our government contractors to pay men and women equally? The relative success of the Swiss model speaks for itself.

Gender Pay Gap Is Alive And Well In All 50 States

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

Not only does the gender wage gap have real staying power, but it's alive and kicking in all 50 states. According to a new report released earlier...

50 Years, 50 Governors: Are You Listening?

Noreen Farrell | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Noreen Farrell

Today, on the fiftieth anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, we launch the Equal Pay Today Platform, calling for state and national actions to end the practices which are contributing to the gender wage gap.

LOOK: An Amazing Equal Pay Prank

Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.11.2013 | Women

A Swiss bank found an effective way of demonstrating the frustrations of the gender pay gap to its male customers: men withdrawing cash from the bank'...