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Wage Discrimination

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.

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.

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.

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.

An Issue that Affects Women in 97 Percent of the Country's Congressional Districts

Debra L. Ness | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

Nationally, full-time working women are paid just 77 cents for every dollar paid to full-time working men - a gap that has remained largely unchanged for a decade. That amounts to $11,084 dollars annually.

Think the Wage Gap Is a Myth? Ask Your Doctor

Debra L. Ness | Posted 08.14.2012 | Women
Debra L. Ness

A man and his son were in a car accident. Both were taken to the hospital and the boy was rushed into surgery. The surgeon said, "I can't operate on this boy; he's my son." How is this possible?

Fighting Discrimination, Giving Women -- and All Workers -- a Fair Shake

Debra L. Ness | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

It's time for all members of Congress to get past the baseless excuses, partisan talking points and rhetoric about valuing families and instead vote for common sense policies that would truly help. The Senate has that chance with the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Continuing the Commitment to Working Mothers and Families

Debra L. Ness | Posted 07.13.2012 | Women
Debra L. Ness

The sad truth is that becoming a mother in this country too often means the loss of a job and/or the beginning of financial hardship.

Women's Work: A Political Flashpoint and an Urgent Policy Imperative

Debra L. Ness | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

Much more important than the rhetorical war around Hilary Rosen and Ann Romney is the urgent need to finally adopt policies that address the needs of employed women and their families, now and in the future.

Tell Congress to Stand Up for Older Workers

Jim Gibbons | Posted 05.15.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

We believe that every older American deserves the chance to live independently through the power of work.

Former Gov. David Paterson, Others Fight Sub-Minimum Wage For Disabled

Posted 09.25.2011 | Impact

Instead of celebrating the triumphs of the Americans with Disabilities Act, members of the blind community are commemorating its 21st anniversary by p...

When Will Employers Stop Treating Women Like Second Class Citizens?

Debbie Hines | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business
Debbie Hines

With women making up roughly 46% of the US working population, it's a wonder why women earn less. We have come a long way, but still have got a long way to go to equal a man's paycheck.

Wal-Mart's Woman Troubles -- Too Big to Be Sued?

Martha Burk | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business
Martha Burk

Wal-Mart is entitled to a fair profit, as are all businesses. But the key word is fair.

Amanda Terkel

Republicans Block Bill Preventing Wage Discrimination In The Workplace

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats were unable to overcome a Republican filibuster of the Paycheck Fairness Act on Tuesday, with the chamber falling two v...

Fair Pay Now, Not in 2058

Ilene H. Lang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ilene H. Lang

Today, women earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man. Over 40 years, a woman in the United States will lose an average of $431,000 in pay.

Obama Pushes Paycheck Fairness Act

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, which he calls a common sense bill to ensure that ...