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Senate Republicans Block Paycheck Fairness Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Senate Republicans blocked a vote on Wednesday to open debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would hold employers more accountable for wage discr...

So Done With Unequal Pay! #NoMoreMadMenPay

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Confession: I grew up believing that women had mostly achieved equality in the workplace and the world. But when my first child was born, I quickly learned that I was mistaken. For too many, motherhood is a barrier to equality, to pay, and to economic security.

What Is the Wage Gap Costing You Every Day?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 04.08.2014 | 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.

Let's Leave Mad Men-Era Pay Policies in the Past

Debra L. Ness | Posted 04.07.2014 | 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.

Faith Leaders Are Standing With Workers to Confront Economic Injustice

Camille Rivera | Posted 04.07.2014 | New York
Camille Rivera

Faith leaders understand that grave economic injustices can no longer be allowed to continue, because they tear apart the fabric of our society.

Fair Pay for Women Starts With a Fair Minimum Wage

Linda Meric | Posted 04.02.2014 | 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.

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

Christine Pelosi | Posted 03.10.2014 | 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.

Women Succeed When We Overcome Mad Men Laws And Jim Crow Mores

Christine Pelosi | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

The struggle is real -- but so are the solutions. I hope you'll join us in solidarity and intersectionality so that women and men from all backgrounds are able to strive with equality of opportunity to reach the American Dream.

Game Changer: SOTU, Women, Fair Pay, Mad Men and Our National Economy

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

For too long the link between those policies and our national economic success, as well as the success of our families, has been ignored. Until last night.

Congress Must Heed the President's Historic Call for Paid Leave, Fair Pay and a Stronger Health Care System

Debra L. Ness | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

The State of the Union should be the start of a new era in which lawmakers from both sides of the aisle work together to make all our lives better.

Lilly Ledbetter: Celebrating a Champion Still Fighting for Us

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 03.31.2014 | Women
Deborah J. Vagins

ast night in his State of the Union, the President said he would use his executive authority to expand opportunity for more American families, and that type of action is exactly what we need now to advance pay equality for all workers.

Obama Should Stop Talking and Start Acting on Equal Pay

Martha Burk | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Obama said Congress should pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would outlaw the practice of prohibiting employees from discussing their pay with others, and also allow the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to collect some pay data by race and gender. But it's half a loaf at best.

Grimes Calls Out McConnell On Fair Pay Claims

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign criticized Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (...

The Negotiation Gold Mine: Resources for Women Looking to Level the Playing Field

Kim Keating | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

In the compensation field, it has been historically difficult to find legitimate, real-time resources for women. Fortunately for us today, there are a plethora of websites, articles and books to turn to when we need to find that perfect piece of life advice.

Wendy Davis Rises, Texas Republicans Are Headed for a Fall, and the Battle of Texas Begins

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Davis is the leader of a great and uplifting movement for change in Texas, while Greg Abbott is the tired champion of a corrupted Texas Republican Party whose leading voices divide and embarrass the Lone Star State.

An Adjunct's Odyssey

Andrew Cotto | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Andrew Cotto

What does it say about higher education when many of its most accomplished products who, in turn, choose to serve its mission as instructors, are not deemed worthy of a decent wage?

A Bitter Pill: New Census Data Show Gender-Based Wage Gap Is Largely Unchanged Since 2002

Debra L. Ness | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

The persistence of the gender-based wage gap is a blot on our nation's commitment to civil rights and equal opportunity. These new data should give Congress and the administration even more reason to make addressing it a priority.

Seneca Falls: 165 Years Later and Still Struggling for Equality

Dina Bakst | Posted 07.18.2013 | New York
Dina Bakst

Despite significant triumphs for women over many decades, the fight for fairness and equality carries on. Discrimination and inequality continue to punish New York women, especially the pregnant women and mothers of our state with the fewest resources.

Boehner's Half Right on Women, and the Polls Prove It

Martha Burk | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

House Speaker John Boehner told reporters the GOP's abortion ban that passed the House 228-196 on Tuesday won't change the party's relationship with women. He's half right. It won't change the party's relationship with women, because women already hate the GOP.

Messages That Matter This Mother's Day

Debra L. Ness | Posted 07.10.2013 | Women
Debra L. Ness

These messages -- and they really only scratch the surface of the challenges America's working mothers face -- illustrate the incredible strength and resilience of mothers who hold jobs in this country. But they also reveal a stark and unacceptable reality

From Seattle to New York City, Women and Families Need Action on Fair Pay

Debra L. Ness | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

This week, we recognize Equal Pay Day -- the day that marks how far into the new year women have to work to catch up with men's wages from the previous year. Let's remember how far we have to go to see real equality for women and press for progress.

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.

Harvard's Injustice Toward its Workers

Pierre R. Berastaín | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Pierre R. Berastaín

The Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers (HUCTW), a 4,600 member union comprised of non-faculty staff across Harvard University's campus, has been operating without a contract. For a university that insists on its dedication to social justice, something is missing.

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.

17 Million Women Are Owed a Raise: 9to5 Supports the Fair Minimum Wage Act

Linda Meric | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Linda Meric

The middle class is what drives our economy. We can't prosper as a nation unless today's and tomorrow's jobs provide fair, decent wages. A fair minimum wage truly benefits everyone.