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Equal Pay for Women

Equal Pay for Equal Work a No-Brainer, Right?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Last Wednesday, Senate Republicans blocked -- for the third time -- the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill proposing to close the pay gap between men and women. The goal of the bill -- the attainment of equal pay for equal work -- seems like a no-brainer, right? Women with the same job, and same qualifications, as men deserve to be paid the same. They do not deserve to be discriminated against in salary on the basis of gender. Seems obvious. And yet not a single Republican voted in favor of the Act, and many Americans no longer know what to think, either. The problem is that the message has been greatly muddled, twisted, and usurped, mostly for political gain.

Equal Pay's Thrill of Victory and Agony of Defeat

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 04.10.2014 | Women
Deborah J. Vagins

Four years ago, the Paycheck Fairness Act, a long-overdue update to the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which would strengthen the law to help close the ongoing gender wage gap, failed to move forward on a procedural in the Senate, even though a majority of senators supported the bill.

What You Didn't Know About Equal Pay Day

The Levo League | Posted 04.08.2014 | 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.

Equal Pay Day -- Making Maryland Even Better for Women

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 04.08.2014 | 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.

Michael McAuliff

Republican Slams Dems' Equal Pay Push As 'Condescending' To Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats' push for pay equity between men and women is "condescending," one of the top women in the House Republican leadership argued ...

Equal Pay by the Numbers

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 04.04.2014 | Women
Deborah J. Vagins

It's been 17 years since this bill was first introduced, and it deserves to make it past this hurdle and get an up or down vote.

Want Better Pay for Women? Update Those Regs

Laura Barrett | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Laura Barrett

It's exciting that President Obama wants to narrow the gender wage gap, as was widely reported Friday. Here's a good first step: updating federal contracting regulations.

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...

White House Promoting Equal Pay, Other Economic Issues Facing Women

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Add pay equity to President Barack Obama's 2014 do-it-himself wish list. The White House is launching a campaign to promote a hos...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Hey, GOP: Most Americans Support Raising Minimum Wage, Equal Pay For Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A majority of Americans support policies that would improve equality for women in the workplace, according to a new poll released Wednes...

Sabrina Siddiqui

There's A Serious Gender Gap When It Comes To Paid Time Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women are significantly less likely than men to receive extended paid leave from their employer, a new poll shows. In the last few ye...

Equal Pay -- More Than Nice

Michelle Baker | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Michelle Baker

It is disheartening to recognize how we limit ourselves and how our own self-limitations act to inhibit other women who might want more in their lives. Yet at the same time, it is empowering to know we are in control of ourselves.

5 Myths About The Gender Wage Gap Debunked

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 01.24.2014 | Impact

As the World Economic Forum is underway in Davos, Switzerland, we thought it fitting to highlight one of the most pressing economic issues in America ...

50 Years Later, Fulfilling the Promise of Equal Pay

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 08.10.2013 | Women
Deborah J. Vagins

My mother has been my motivation in many ways, and I work for women's rights in large part because of her. In the 50 years since the enactment of the Equal Pay Act, a lot has changed for women in the workforce.

American Woman Becomes Highest-Paid Exec In Britain

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business

An American female executive has finally risen to the top of one nation's pay ranks. Burberry CEO and Indiana native, Angela Ahrendts, is now the ...

This Equal Pay Day, End Pay Secrecy

Rep. Rosa DeLauro | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Rep. Rosa DeLauro

Pay secrecy policies keep unequal pay hidden from employees and enable pay discrimination to continue. We know this from the story of Lilly Ledbetter - who learned about her decades of unequal pay at Goodyear only via an anonymous note.

We Need to Fight for Equal Pay, Today and Everyday

Laura Reyes | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Laura Reyes

Equal Pay Day is held on a different date each year, on whatever day represents how far into the year a woman must work to earn the same pay as a man earned, on average, in the previous year.

Equal Pay -- Only 45 Years to Go!

Martha Burk | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, but women are still way behind men in earnings.

WATCH: Lilly Ledbetter: Why The Wage Gap Is 'Even Worse' Today

Posted 02.01.2013 | Women

According to the U.S. Census Bureau data, women are making 77 cents for every dollar that men make with the gap even larger for African American and L...

How My Daughter Watches the Debates

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

This Monday evening, Obama and Romney will face off for their third bout, this time in Florida. And from what I can tell, there are some debate drinking game rules that are bipartisan.

Pregnant Pause or Maternity Leave?

Christina Pesoli | Posted 09.22.2012 | Women
Christina Pesoli

"Balancing" career and motherhood in this manner sends the message that having a baby is as simple as sneaking off to the dentist's office for a teeth whitening session. You'll be back -- looking better than ever -- before anyone even notices that you're gone.

State Agencies Allegedly Paid Female Workers Thousands Less Than Male Equals

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

Female workers at two state agencies were allegedly being paid thousands of dollars less to do the same work as their male counterparts. The U.S. ...

Eliminating the Pay Gap

Sen. Bob Casey | Posted 08.05.2012 | Money
Sen. Bob Casey

Nearly fifty years after President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, prohibiting employers from discriminating on the basis of gender, women still earn significantly less than men for doing the same work. Today, Congress has a chance to do something about it.

The Worst State For Being Paid Equally

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.17.2012 | Women

Even as we discuss how women are becoming “The Richer Sex,” American women still earn a lot less than their male counterparts -- 23 percent less o...

We're Number One, But We're Not Cheering

Catherine Hill | Posted 06.16.2012 | DC
Catherine Hill

Change is around the corner we're told. Unfortunately, the truth is that women are far from earning wages equal to men's, let alone surpassing them.