iOS app Android app

Obama Equal Pay

Obama: Equal Pay 'Not A Women's Issue, This Is A Family Issue'

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton PITTSBURGH, June 17 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday cast his administration's push to reduce pay disp...

Obama: 'It's An Embarrassment' That We Don't Have Equal Pay

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is stepping up his call for equal pay for women, reinforcing a top election-year issue for Democrats eager t...

Equal Pay's Thrill of Victory and Agony of Defeat

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 06.10.2014 | Women
Deborah J. Vagins

Four years ago, the Paycheck Fairness Act, a long-overdue update to the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which would strengthen the law to help close the ongoing gender wage gap, failed to move forward on a procedural in the Senate, even though a majority of senators supported the bill.

Obama Chides Republicans For Blocking Equal Pay Bill

AP | Josh Lederman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

HOUSTON (AP) — Denouncing the current Congress as the least productive in modern history, President Barack Obama chided Republicans on Wednesday for...

Obama Signs Actions Taking Aim At Major Inequality

AP | ALAN FRAM and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women's wages, President Barack Obama signed directives Tuesday to make it ...

President Obama Takes Executive Action for Equal Pay: Now It's Time for Congress to Do Its Part

Linda Meric | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Linda Meric

When women do well, our families, communities and local businesses do well. These steps by the president are important to ensure that women and families have the money needed to make ends meet and contribute to the economy.

Obama Brushes Off Congress To Test Bold Policies

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

BLADENSBURG, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday announced more than $100 million in grants for two dozen schools across the country that ar...

Laura Bassett

Obama To Sign Executive Orders On Equal Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama will sign two new executive orders on equal pay for women Tuesday, Politico reports. The executive actions coincide with "Equal...

Obama: Women Still Face Outdated Policies At Work

AP | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the economy hasn't caught up to the new reality that women now make up about half of the workforce. ...

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'...

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...

Laura Bassett

Obama Pressured To Take Executive Action On Equal Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

In his State of the Union address last week, President Barack Obama emphasized the need to address the gender-wage gap by paying women the same salari...

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...

Laura Bassett

Economists: Closing Gender Wage Gap Would Create 'Huge' Economic Stimulus

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

When 24-year-old preschool teacher Katherine Fenton stood up at the second presidential debate and asked the candidates what they planned to do about ...

Equal Pay for Equal Work -- It's About Time!

Steve Hildebrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Hildebrand

Tomorrow, the first bill that our new president will sign into law will be equal pay for equal work. How proud President Obama must be.

Obama: McCain Won't Stand Up For Working Women

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Democrat Barack Obama, determined to win over female voters, talked Monday about the women who helped shape his life in argu...