Brenda Berkman understands better than most the years-long fight it took to ensure women could even join the fire service and secure their spots among the first responders who served on 9/11 at ground zero.
Wednesday, Sept. 8, marks Native Women’s Equal Pay Day—the day it takes Native women in America to earn what non-Hispanic white men finished making on December 31 of last year.
As two women elected to Congress, we’re proud to fight alongside Native women for just wages and safe working conditions.
Loopholes in labor law allow agriculture to be the only industry where children can legally work virtually unlimited hours beginning at age 12. As a child farm worker herself, activist Norma Flores López is fighting for labor protections in agriculture—especially for children and women.
Domestic workers, organizers and activists have been working with members of Congress to mend the precarity of domestic work. On July 29, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) reintroduced the historic Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, first introduced by Jayapal and then-Senator Kamala Harris in 2019.
Like tech industries in general, the field of data science has a problem: Research suggests only 15 percent of data scientists are women, and fewer than 3 percent are women of color.
If data is going to serve a diverse range of citizens and consumers rather than a small subset, it’s imperative that the rules of the game change.
There are many talented women in academic medicine; given the chance, they could produce more medical miracles. However, because of sexism, many of those women are leaving the profession.
LGBTQ+ Equal Pay Awareness Day—which falls on Wednesday this year, but is typically held at varying days during Pride Month—recognizes the gaps in pay for the queer community, and specifically the lack of political appetite to quantify them the way the U.S. does for other disadvantaged groups.
Too many women who have been practicing law for 15 years either leave their law firms and move to a different legal job or leave the practice altogether because of a combination of factors that accrue over time.
“My experience at McDonald’s has taught me the culture is created at the top. Maybe if McDonald’s higher-ups weren’t so busy condoning harassment in the C-suite, they’d have listened to workers like me when we sounded alarms about unacceptable behavior behind their counters.”
The PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act will alleviate the disparities that currently exist between breastfeeding employees and their coworkers, sending a clear message that the workforce will protect and support women who opt to balance a career and motherhood.