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Conservative Activist Claims Women Paid The Same As Men Won't Find Husbands

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Days after Senate Republicans unanimously blocked a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, Phyllis Schlafly, founder of "pro-family" organization Eagle Fo...

Emily Swanson

Poll Shows Americans Are Conflicted Over Equal Pay Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Here's where the push for equal pay laws may hit a snag: Many Americans agree women have fewer opportunities at work, but few think the answer lies in...

Rep. Marsha Blackburn: Republicans Have 'Led The Fight For Women's Equality'

Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

Days after the Paycheck Fairness Act was blocked by Senate Republicans, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has stepped forward to defend her party, insis...

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

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.13.2014 | 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...

A Woman's Worth: Asking For a Raise From Beginning to End

Kim Keating | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

While much has been researched and written over the years about America's gender pay gap, I want to instead discuss how you can act if you learn that you are, in fact, being paid less than your male colleague at work.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Top Democrat Says Gender Pay Gap Is Worth Being 'Emotional' About

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) ripped apart the stereotype that women are "too emotional" on Wednesday, moments after Senate Republicans ...

It's Time to Fix the Gender Wage Gap

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women
Marilyn Nagel

Our goal at Watermark is to help women make their mark in their companies, careers and communities through connection, development and advocacy. Today...

Dave Jamieson

Busy Day: GOP Blocks Minimum Wage, Equal Pay, LGBT Discrimination Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a single committee meeting Wednesday, House Republicans voted against considering bills to raise the minimum wage, reform mine safety...

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...

Michael McAuliff

Republican Slams Dems' Equal Pay Push As 'Condescending' To Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats' push for pay equity between men and women is "condescending," one of the top women in the House Republican leadership argued ...

Empowering Working Women and Families Means Closing the Wage Gap

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

The reality is, despite making up 51 percent of the population and approximately 47 percent of the workforce, not to mention earning 58.5 percent of all graduate degrees, women still make on average just 77 cents on the dollar as compared to men.

Today Is Equal Pay Day -- No One's Favorite Holiday

Terry O'Neill | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

April 8 is Equal Pay Day, marking the number of extra days into 2014 the average woman has to work to earn as much as her male counterpart did in 2013. No one who cares about economic justice and the rights of women is celebrating this occasion.

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

Linda Meric | Posted 04.07.2014 | 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.

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.

Laura Bassett

Conservatives Push Back Against Equal Pay Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Conservatives have long struggled to articulate their opposition to legislation ensuring equal pay for women, but they seem to have come up with a coh...

7 Things to Know This Equal Pay Day

Linda Hallman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women
Linda Hallman

At the state and local levels, mayors and governors across the nation are issuing Equal Pay Day proclamations. It's encouraging to see that more people are paying attention to this issue. After all, we do want a world in which our daughters and sons are paid fairly. Agreed?

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...

Laura Bassett

GOP Senator Wants To Know What Equal Pay Bill Does For Men

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The only Republican at a Senate hearing on the Paycheck Fairness Act Tuesday had a pointed question: What does the bill do for men? ...

Continuing the Fight for Women's Rights With Paycheck Fairness

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Rep. Alcee L. Hastings

It is long past time that we end wage discrimination in our country once and for all, and it is in all of our best interests that women's issues be kept at the forefront of the struggle for equality here at home and across the globe.

Why Women Are Paid Less Money Than Men in 2014

Debbie Hines | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Debbie Hines

As we approach Equal Pay Day on April 8, the symbolic day on which a woman must work in 2014 to catch up to a man's wages earned in 2013, the arguments on the gender pay gap heat up again. Unfortunately, the results for women in 2014 still remain the same.

Equal Pay, Pay Transparency and Job Candidates

Katie Donovan | Posted 04.07.2014 | Women
Katie Donovan

You probably think that the lack of pay information surely impacts men and women equally. Research tells a different story.

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.

The State of the Union Is the State of America's Women

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Inequality threatens the state of our union. Tackling it requires a multi-issue agenda that takes into account the factors that work against equality for women and others disproportionately affected.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words on Income Inequality

Terry O'Neill | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

How long do we have to wait for the wage gap between men and women to be closed? Data from the Institute for Women's Policy Research estimate that at the current pace, it won't be until the year 2058! That's unacceptable, of course. So what can we do?

Gasbags in Maine

Cynthia Dill | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Cynthia Dill

I dare you to speculate what will happen when the people of Maine are finally given "direct exposure" to women's voices in the media about political issues like the chronic wage gap between men and women.