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Reasons to Celebrate -- and to be Vigilant -- this National Work and Family Month

Debra L. Ness | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Debra L. Ness

All of this recent activity is worthy of celebration. At the same time, it is deeply frustrating to be reminded that women and their families are still fighting unfair workplace practices that were outlawed decades ago.

Corporate Dude Nation Discovers Fair Pay Isn't Karma

Amy Siskind | Posted 10.14.2014 | Women
Amy Siskind

Stockholm Syndrome may be an exaggeration, but many of us, unwittingly, have a high level of internalized sexism. How else could we have ignored and justified something so blatantly wrong.

Thank You, Mr. Satya Nadella, For Telling Us What You Really Think

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 10.13.2014 | Women
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

The not-so-subtle message was that if women worked hard, then wage inequality wouldn't exist. This advice might be logical if women weren't already working hard, if our country had a system with a level playing field where people were judged fairly, and if rampant wage inequality wasn't already the norm.

Why the Failed Paycheck Fairness Act Vote Matters

Debra L. Ness | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

Members of Congress will spend the next several weeks at home. Every one of them should take a hard look at the impact the gender-based wage gap is having in their states and districts.

National Jewels: A Shout-Out To America's Hard-Working Ladies

Kim Keating | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

Monday was Labor Day, and I couldn't let this week pass by without acknowledging all the hard working ladies that have become role models for women ev...

Grocery Store Theology: Market Basket, Labor Day, and Respecting the Worker

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 10.31.2014 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

In my church, where prayer concerns are raised during worship by members of the congregation, the employees of Market Basket were raised up by non-employees. People across the political spectrum talked about refusing to shop out of solidarity for the workers.

#WhatMothersNeed This Mother's Day

Debra L. Ness | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women
Debra L. Ness

So, although flowers, brunch and other gifts are a fine way to show the mothers in your life that you care, take some time this Mother's Day to think about the challenges facing America's mothers and families.

Laura Bassett

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 06.08.2014 | 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 06.08.2014 | 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 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.

Faith Leaders Are Standing With Workers to Confront Economic Injustice

Camille Rivera | Posted 06.07.2014 | 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 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.

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.

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

Christine Pelosi | Posted 04.28.2014 | 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.