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Equal Pay

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...

Equal Pay and Some Common Sense

Lauren Supina | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Lauren Supina

90 percent of what a woman brings home will go directly back into care or goods for her family, according to the World Bank.

Equal Pay by the Numbers

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 06.04.2014 | 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.

How Does Race Affect the Gender Wage Ga

Catherine Hill | Posted 06.04.2014 | Women
Catherine Hill

Race and ethnicity have always created a dividing line in the United States, and it's no different with the gender pay gap.

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.

Fair Pay for Women Starts With a Fair Minimum Wage

Linda Meric | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Linda Meric

Increasing the minimum wage is one step that would immediately put more money in the purses of working women, because women make up nearly two-thirds of all workers who are paid the minimum wage or less.

American Money: How to Negotiate a Higher Salary

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 06.02.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Whether you or a man or woman, it's important to know your true market value and enter these conversations with confidence. Preparation is key and implementing some of the following steps can improve your chances of getting the salary you want.

Our Commitment to Women's Success Continues

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa

The history of our state and nation is illuminated by the successes of dedicated women. However, the hard truth is that for many women across Hawaii it has become increasingly challenging to keep afloat.

Wendy and the Women

James Moore | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
James Moore

There was a moment in the Ann Richards campaign against George W. Bush when I knew in advance she had lost.

Why Women Are Paid Less Money Than Men in 2014

Debbie Hines | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Debbie Hines

As we approach Equal Pay Day on April 8, the symbolic day on which a woman must work in 2014 to catch up to a man's wages earned in 2013, the arguments on the gender pay gap heat up again. Unfortunately, the results for women in 2014 still remain the same.

Women in the U.S. Are Still Second-Class Citizens: Not Interested? You Should Be

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Samantha Paige Rosen

Despite the progress women have made in the last several decades, they are still treated like second-class citizens in all the ways that matter. Caring about the equal treatment of women in society doesn't make people feminists -- it makes them good humans.

Friday Talking Points -- Breaking News! Well... Not Really.

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans all patted themselves on the back this week for fixing their party's problems. No, really! It's been one year since their "autopsy" or "post-mortem" of the 2012 elections and the party's completely "fixed."

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.

Obama Calls For Equal Pay For Women: 'This Isn't 1958'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

BY NEDRA PICKLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Amid grappling with crisis in Ukraine, President Barack Obama made a pitch for women'...

Women Who Demand Equality Are Not Whiners

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Rep. Jackie Speier

Out of touch comments from GOP lawmakers are a common occurrence, but having a woman call women who demand equal pay whiners is utterly sad and a new low. Minnesota State Rep. Andrea Kieffer made this absurd comment when she argued that the Women's Economic Agenda is "putting us backward in time."

In Defense of Sheryl Sandberg: Lean In, Ban Bossy, and Whatever Else She Comes Up With

Karen Cahn | Posted 05.18.2014 | Women
Karen Cahn

Women are regarded more favorably in the workplace if they defer to others, if they are collaborative and soft. Women who are direct and strong are not valued as much as humble and demure women. This is what Ban Bossy is all about.

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...

Why Direct Care Worker Wages Are Key to Closing the Gender Wage Gap

Jessica Brill Ortiz | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Jessica Brill Ortiz

Despite decades of advocacy by dedicated direct care workers and other visionary leaders, care work is still seen by too many Americans as somehow "less than" other forms of work.

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...

These 2 Stats Should Enrage Every Feminist In America

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business

America's recovery since the Great Recession has been fueled largely by jobs that typically pay close to the minimum wage, and women are suffering dis...

Women's History Month Call to Service: Pursue Liberty to Achieve Justice

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

I imagine what this aspiring lawyer would have thought of her only daughter Nancy becoming a top lawmaker in the country -- the first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives. I carry my grandmother's dream with me every day.

Field of Study May Be Key to Achieving Gender Income Equality

Tracy Lorenz | Posted 04.28.2014 | Education
Tracy Lorenz

While more women than men are attending college and earning degrees, pay equity between the genders remains elusive. However, according to new research, the gap in pay equity decreases when looking at the types of degrees individuals hold versus the institutions they attend.

Path to Equality or Over-Sensitivity?

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 04.19.2014 | Impact
SidneyAnne Stone

This issue has always troubled me but has recently come to a head in various forms and compelled me to speak up. I consider myself something of a fem...

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...