Tag: Equal Pay

Stand in solidarity with working women and support #EqualPayDay

Around the web, organizations and activists are taking action to bring awareness to the challenges women across the globe face every day. Can you send out a tweet to highlight #EqualPayDay and show your support? [easy-tweet tweet=”Today I stand with women across the globe for equal pay in the workplace! #EqualPayDay” via=”no” hashtags=”#EqualPayDay”] o Today, April 4th, is #EqualPayDay. Join us on Twitter at 2-3 pm ET to speak out for #EqualPay & the #PaycheckFairnessAct! pic.twitter.com/h75zpZZGG5 — IAMAW (@MachinistsUnion) April 4, 2017 The #PayGap doesn't just impact women's take home pay—think about retirement, pensions, healthcare coverage & everything else! #EqualPayDay ... Read more

The law which helped fight the wage gap

The first bill President Barack Obama signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act on Jan. 29, 2009, which helped fight the wage gap between men and women doing the same work. The act amended the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by requiring that the 180-day statute of limitations for women to file an equal-pay lawsuit be reset with each new paycheck instead of expiring after 180 days after the first unequal paycheck is issued. The law was in response to a 2007 Supreme Court decision that said the clock starts ticking for the deadline to file a ... Read more

EPI: What is the gender pay gap and is it real?

The complete guide to how women are paid less than men and why it can’t be explained away Working women are paid less than working men. A large body of research accounts for, diagnoses, and investigates this “gender pay gap.” But this literature often becomes unwieldy for lay readers, and because pay gaps are political topics, ideological agendas often seep quickly into discussions. Read the full article on EPI.org >>>

Hillary Clinton: A fighter for equal pay for women

When women thrive, America thrives. Eliminating the gender pay gap, ensuring access to child care and elder care, securing reproductive rights and access to health care, keeping the workplace free from violence including sexual assault and harassment – effectively addressing these issues helps everyone in America, not just women. “Too often, these are called women’s issues,” said Hillary Clinton. “Well, I am a proud lifelong fighter for women’s issues because I firmly believe what’s good for women is good for America.” Unions help in the fight for improving women’s lives. Unions reduce the pay gap between men and women, a ... Read more