Women in healthcare are on the frontlines of the response to COVID-19 and are risking their safety every day to save the lives of those who are critically ill right now. Women make up 78% of the healthcare field overall, but consistently make less than their male counterparts across the board. This national Equal Pay Day we […]
WNBA and Players’ Union Propose Historic Collective Bargaining Agreement
In a time where female athletes across sports are speaking out against gender discrimination and pay inequalities, the WNBA has positioned itself as a leader by coming to a potential collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the players’ union that features salary increases, maternal and family leave benefits, and improved travel accommodations. This agreement takes steps […]
U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Wins World Cup Title
The U.S. women’s national soccer team defeated the Netherlands on Sunday in an impressive and exciting match, securing its fourth Women’s World Cup title. Star players Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle both scored a goal in the second-half, giving the U.S. a comfortable lead that it successfully sustained for the remainder of the match. At […]
Alabama Legislature passes Equal Pay Act
Last week, the Alabama legislature passed HB225, prohibiting employers from having discrepancies in pay among employees that do equal work. The law will go into place in August 2019, to ensure equal pay excluding seniority and merit, to all working citizens of Alabama. The democratic representative, Rep. Adline Clake, was inspired to write the bill […]
Swiss Women Protest Gender Inequality
On Friday, thousands of women took to the streets of Switzerland to protest gender disparities both at home and in the workplace. The protestors marched through some of Switzerland’s largest and most populous cities including Geneva, Zurich, and Bern, as well as smaller towns throughout the country. A large group of demonstrators amassed outside of […]
Today is Equal Pay Day for Southeast Asian American Women
Currently, the average Southeast Asian American woman make 61 cents or less for every dollar a white man makes. Breaking it down even further, Burmese women make 51 cents, Samoan women make 56 cents and Hmong women make 59 cents for every dollar a white man earns.
Today is Latina Equal Pay Day
Today is Latina Equal Pay Day, the day of 2016 that Latina women would need to work to in order to accumulate what a white man earned in 2015.
Massachusetts Passes Groundbreaking Equal Pay Law
Today, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) signed into law what is arguably the nation’s strongest equal pay measure.
Congresswomen Demand Action on Equal Rights Amendment
Congresswomen Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) took to the House floor yesterday to urge for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which would grant constitutional protection from discrimination based on sex.
Governor Chris Christie Vetoes New Jersey Pay Equity Bill
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie yesterday blocked a bill aimed at closing the gender wage gap in the state, calling the legislation “business unfriendly.”
White House Announces New Measures to Further Equal Pay
President Obama, on Friday, announced new steps his Administration is taking to help close the gender-race pay gap.
California Gov. Signs Bill Protecting Workers from Wage Theft
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new bill that holds individuals and corporations accountable for unpaid wages promised to their employees under the law.
Activists Rally for Latina Equal Pay Day
Latina women on average have to wait 10 months into the calendar year to be paid the same as white men in the previous year.
Women Scientists Receive Less Funding Than Their Male Peers, Study Finds
According to a new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, male scientists receive twice as much financial support to kickstart their careers in science and medicine as their female counterparts, an early career inequity that could limit professional opportunities for women scientists throughout their working lives.
Study Finds US Gender Wage Gap Persists
Data compiled by the US Census Bureau this week once again demonstrates a gender wage gap, showing that American women who work full-time, year-round jobs on average earn 79 cents for every dollar paid to men.
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.
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.
Marc Benioff Wants Women to Have Equal Pay and Opportunity at Salesforce
Marc Benioff has laid out a plan to ensure equal pay and equal hiring at the global cloud-based software company.
Democratic Senators Pushed for the Paycheck Fairness Act for Equal Pay Day
Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and five Democratic women of the Senate today to urge Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Senate ‘Vote-A-Rama’ Passes Amendments for Equal Pay, Pregnant Workers, Paid Leave, Benefits for Same-Sex Couples
A bipartisan majority of Senators this week voted in favor of budget amendments that show growing momentum for paid sick leave for employees, social security and veterans benefits for same-sex couples, equal pay, and fair treatment for pregnant workers.