It’s been over 50 years since the Equal Pay Act was passed—but the wage gap is still stuck at around 80 cents on every man’s dollar. This is what we need to do in order to overcome the barriers that perpetuate the pay gap—and achieve economic equality at last.
“Women will make the difference in the quality of leadership it brings to the Congress.”
Trump’s budget once again throws loads of money at the Pentagon and Homeland Security, including the wall. The other side of the ledger contains massive cuts impacting almost all ordinary Americans, most prominently women and kids.
Working Mother’s “100 Best Companies” is great for corporate PR. But for the mothers reading this list—those companies could do better.
How would Trump’s grand scheme do harm? Let us count the ways.
Tax policy impacts women differently from men—and not in a positive way. If President Trump follows through on his self-proclaimed “innovative” changes, it could get worse.
Since 21 years ago today, when the Family and Medical Leave Act—providing workers unpaid, job-protected leaves to deal with personal or family illness or a new child—was signed by President Bill Clinton, there’s been little further action in Congress. That changed recently with the introduction of the Family Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act by Sen. […]
The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of the people to petition the government for a redress of grievances. If you think that after 225 years the Constitution still does not guarantee women equal rights with men is a grievance in need of redressing, then you can do something about it with […]
While members of Congress waste time naming post offices and devising ways to get seniors to pay for billionaire’s tax breaks through cuts in Medicare and Social Security, other important business is slipping through the cracks. Specifically, if the Violence Against Women Act—signed by President Bill Clinton in 1994 after a four-year battle—is not reauthorized […]
April is the month every year when the paychecks of women working full-time, year-round catch up with what men earned by the previous December 31. This year Equal Pay Day falls on April 17. There are a number of causes for the pay gap, including job segregation (so-called “men’s jobs” pay more than “women’s jobs”) […]