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On 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, We Must Make Equal Pay for Equal Work a Reality

Sen. Tom Harkin | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Sen. Tom Harkin

Fifty years ago today, Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, enshrining in law the principle that a worker should be compensated based not on gender, but on his or her performance. Five decades later, much work remains as we strive to translate this noble principle into practice.

Obama Observes Big Anniversary

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says that 50 years after enactment of the Equal Pay Act, the nation still faces gender wage disparities that must...

Shining a Light on the Wage Gap

Heidi Hartmann | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Heidi Hartmann

In an age where women in the United States are almost half the workforce, are more likely to gain higher levels of education than men, and increasingly are the main or co-breadwinner in families, we cannot wait for another 44 years for the gender wage gap to be finally relegated to the history books.

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.

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.

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 ...

The "Unconscionable Practice"

Page Gardner | Posted 08.06.2013 | Women
Page Gardner

When President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law 50 years ago this coming Monday, a gallon of gas cost 25 cents. A newfangled gizmo ha...

Unequal Pay - 50 Years and Getting Worse

Martha Burk | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

Let's raise a glass to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Equal Pay Act, but not too high. If things don't change, we're on the road to a permanent (mostly female) underclass. We still have a lot of work to do.

50 Years After the Equal Pay Act, Women Are Still Fighting for Equality

Linda Meric | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Linda Meric

The hard truth is that, 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act, pay discrimination is a real and persistent problem that continues to shortchange American women and their families.

Pass Women's Equality Agenda Now!

Joelle Wyser-Pratte | Posted 07.31.2013 | New York
Joelle Wyser-Pratte

While politicians -- disproportionately, overwhelmingly men -- continue to squabble over issues that they haven't experienced and don't understand, the ability for women to empower themselves continues to hang in the balance.

Equal Pay for Women Translates Into a Bigger Paycheck for Families

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

Vermont, once again, is leading the country. A similar bill, called the Paycheck Fairness Act, is languishing in the Congress. How did we do it in Vermont? We worked together.

Innovating Women Leaning In to Tell Their Own Stories

XPRIZE | Posted 07.10.2013 | Women
XPRIZE

By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. The technology industry has a gender problem. The vast majority o...

A Vision of Equality for Our Nation's Future

Lynn Yeakel | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Lynn Yeakel

In the midst of today's discourse on equality, it is easy to forget that a short century ago, women in the United States did not have the right to vote.

Laura Bassett

House Republicans Block Vote On Equal Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

House GOP leadership is not likely to bring the Paycheck Fairness Act up for a vote any time soon, but House Democrats used a procedural move to force...

Fall Into the Gap

Alex Palombo | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Alex Palombo

The causes for income inequality and the gender pay gap are many and varied, and the solutions should be the same. We, as a nation, cannot just pass one limited pay equality bill and sit on our hands, saying that we fixed the problem.

Laura Bassett

Districts With Widest Gender Wage Gaps Have Congressmen Who Oppose Fair Pay Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

Four out of five of the U.S. congressional districts with the widest wage gaps between men and women are represented by congressmen who oppose equal p...

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.

Sallie Krawcheck, Mascara and Equal Pay

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 06.09.2013 | Women
Liz O'Donnell

From mascara to mortgages, women's paychecks are stretching further and further each year. The items we purchase aren't discounted 23 percent, yet our paychecks are. It doesn't add up.

Respecting Women With Equal Pay for Equal Work

Christine Pelosi | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

As the nation marks Equal Pay Day -- the average date into 2013 women must work to make what men earned in 2012 -- we must recommit ourselves to closing the wage gap. Americans must be about respecting women in deeds, not just in words.

A Woman's Workplace Revolution

K. Sujata | Posted 06.09.2013 | Chicago
K. Sujata

A true "workplace revolution" has very different meanings for Chicago's women but two things remain constant: women want equal pay and a minimum wage that is not stuck in the dark ages.

How to Tackle Your Gender Wage Gap

Kate McGuinness | Posted 06.09.2013 | Women
Kate McGuinness

This year, Equal Pay Day falls on April 9. The date symbolically marks the number of extra days, on average, women would have to work in 2013 to earn as much as men did in 2012. Think about that when your alarm clock rings tomorrow. The same amount!

18 More Cents... in 50 Years

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 06.09.2013 | Women
Deborah J. Vagins

On this Equal Pay Day, we must urge Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, which provides a much-needed update to the Equal Pay Act -- a law that has not been able to achieve its promise of closing the wage gap because of limited enforcement tools and inadequate remedies.

LOOK: The Cities With The Largest Wage Gaps

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 04.09.2013 | Women

In the metropolitan area with the worst discrepancy, women make an average of 73 cents for every dollar paid to men.

Equal Pay Day: Fairness for America's Women

Sen. Tom Harkin | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Sen. Tom Harkin

Today, we recognize the progress we have made toward pay equality -- but too many women are still underpaid for the same or nearly the same work as men do.

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.