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Target Forced to Pay $2.8 Million to Women and Minority Applicants

Target Forced to Pay $2.8 Million to Women and Minority Applicants

Target is to pay millions after a lawsuit against the store for discriminating against women and African American job applicants.
Nation’s “Strongest Equal Pay Law” Set to Pass in California

Nation’s “Strongest Equal Pay Law” Set to Pass in California

California Governor Jerry Brown has said he will sign the nation's strongest equal pay law once it reaches his desk.
Obama Takes Step for Paid Sick Leave

Obama Takes Step for Paid Sick Leave

The Obama Administration has drafted an executive order to ensure paid sick leave and parental leave for all federally contracted employees and their subcontractors.
This Year's Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice is Centered Around Its Intersection with Economic Justice

This Year’s Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice is Centered Around Its Intersection with Economic Justice

This year’s theme of “Fighting for Economic and Reproductive Justice” lies at the intersection of economics and the Latina community.
Businesses in the UK Will Now Be Required to Report Differences in Earnings By Gender

Businesses in the UK Will Now Be Required to Report Differences in Earnings By Gender

United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron announced a measure last week aimed at making the gender pay gap much more visible.
The Employment Rate for Women Just Surpassed its Previous Peak in 2013

The Employment Rate for Women Just Surpassed its Previous Peak in 2013

The Bureau of Labor Statistics for November 2014 show more job growth in the past 11 months than in any previous calendar year since the 1990s.
Minimum Wage Workers Across the Nation Won Raises on Election Day

Minimum Wage Workers Across the Nation Won Raises on Election Day

Voters threw their weight behind state, county, and city referendums raising the minimum wage across seven states on Election Day Tuesday.
Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership Still Needs Improvements in Human and Workers Rights

Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership Still Needs Improvements in Human and Workers Rights

Legislators and activists are still concerned about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed regional free trade agreement that addresses a broad range of issues and is currently being negotiated between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations.
The Number of Women in Poverty Hasn't Declined in a Year

The Number of Women in Poverty Hasn’t Declined in a Year

The poverty rate for women is not only virtually unchanged, but - at 14.5 percent - it's the highest in two decades.
Despite Regulations, Mortgage Lenders Still Discriminate Against Pregnant Borrowers

Despite Regulations, Mortgage Lenders Still Discriminate Against Pregnant Borrowers

Pregnancy could be jeopardizing your chances of getting a new home.
Senate Republicans Blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act Again

Senate Republicans Blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act Again

The Senate Republicans blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act yesterday, marking the second time this year and the fourth time since 2012 legislators voted along party lines against the equal pay legislation.
The Economic Recovery Isn't Reaching Black Women in the Workforce

The Economic Recovery Isn’t Reaching Black Women in the Workforce

The economic recovery isn't making a difference for African American women this year.
One in Four Americans Live in High-Poverty Areas

One in Four Americans Live in High-Poverty Areas

The 77 million Americans who live in poverty areas - defined as an area where over one-fifth of the residents earn incomes below the current poverty line of $23,600 for a family of four - represent a significant increase from the 18 percent recorded by the Census Bureau in 2000.
President Obama Highlights Women’s Economic Agenda at White House Summit

President Obama Highlights Women’s Economic Agenda at White House Summit

Declaring that “when women succeed, America succeeds,” the President highlighted several items on the Women’s Economic Agenda – an agenda promoted by major women’s leadership organizations.
White House Holds Summit on Working Families Today

White House Holds Summit on Working Families Today

Ahead of the Summit, the White House released two reports on working families.
Trade Association Files Suit Against Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage

Trade Association Files Suit Against Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage

The International Franchise Association (IFA), a DC-based trade association representing corporations like McDonald's, Taco Bell, Dunkin' Donuts, and Dairy Queen, filed the lawsuit alongside five franchise owners who operate their businesses in Seattle.
Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson Fired

Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson Fired

The first woman to lead the New York Times as Executive Editor, Jill Abramson, was abruptly fired from her position last Wednesday. Although the New York Times officially denies the dismissal has to do with her gender or compensation, many feminist sources speculate that her dismissal had to do with her request for compensation equal to...
Minnesota Governor Signs Women's Economic Security Act

Minnesota Governor Signs Women’s Economic Security Act

Minnesota Governor Mike Dayton signed a package of bills into law this weekend aimed at eliminating discrimination against women in the workplace.
Senate Republicans Block Vote on Federal Minimum Wage Increase

Senate Republicans Block Vote on Federal Minimum Wage Increase

The Senate voted 54-42 along party lines to end debate on the Minimum Wage Fairness Act - short of the 60 votes needed to move forward.
Hawaii Legislators Pass Minimum Wage Increase

Hawaii Legislators Pass Minimum Wage Increase

Hawaii's legislature voted yesterday to increase the state's minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10.