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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.

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.

Pay Equity Is Every Worker's Right

Gregory Floyd | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
Gregory Floyd

Unions fight for better pay, wages and pensions that guarantee workers dignity in retirement. We do this because the Labor Movement, at its heart, is about fairness.

The Gender Pay Gap Is Bad But Worse for Women of Color

Debbie Hines | Posted 05.12.2013 | Black Voices
Debbie Hines

A recent Time article titled "The Pay Gap Is Not as Bad as You (and Sheryl Sandberg) Think" suggests that women are either somehow at fault or to blame for earning less than a male for the same job with the same skills, citing that women make poor career choices.

The Parable of the Prodigal Son: Which Character Are You?

Rev. Daniel C. Kostakis | Posted 05.10.2013 | Religion
Rev. Daniel C. Kostakis

Every person we see is a child of God and destined to be in communion with the Divine, embrace by God's arms which are truly ours. Embrace a Prodigal today!

Why I Love Women

Kane Sarhan | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women
Kane Sarhan

As a man, I think I have a responsibility to be a part of a solution to achieving gender equality, and can think of three very easy ways any man can make a difference.

Minimum Wage Is a Women's Issue

Latifa Lyles | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business
Latifa Lyles

We are inspired every day by the strength and dignity of women who work so hard to make lives better for others. Even in the face of enormous adversity, they refuse to give up. And we refuse to give up on them.

The Recovery Is Hurting Women

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.07.2013 | Business

The economy may be recovering, but it’s leaving women behind. The pay gap between male and female workers widened last year for the first time s...

Why Women Must Lean In and Push Back

Maria Shriver | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women
Maria Shriver

I hope that as we continue this conversation, we do so with the understanding that no one woman's experience is the same, that we all have different choices to make, and that we all have something vitally important to bring to the table.