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White House Summit Focuses on Raising Incomes For Working Women, Families

WASHINGTON –Chicago Wal-Mart worker Bene’t Holmes intends to tell her story on June 23 to fellow Chicagoan Barack Obama. He won’t like what he hears.

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Minn. Leads Way on Pay Equity Issues, Gov. Signs Legislation

ST. PAUL, Minn.— Minnesota took the lead on comprehensive women’s equity issues, as Gov. Mark Dayton, DFL-Minn., signed the Women’s Economic Security Act, which includes measures to close the gender pay gap, provide more parental leave and more.  He signed the measures on Mother’s Day. The week before, the state legislature approved the package of measures, sponsored by Rep. Carly […]

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Obama Executive Order Marks Equal Pay Day Push; Senate GOP Kills Debate on Pay Equity Bill

WASHINGTON –Democratic President Barack Obama’s executive order banning companies with federal contracts from retaliating against workers who discuss their pay with each other, and a Senate vote on pay equity legislation, marked the “equal pay day” push of 2014. But while Obama’s orders marked Equal Pay Day on April 8, the Senate failed to come through on April 9.  Senate […]

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Service Employees, Women’s Rights Groups Battle Large Pittsburgh-Area Hospital Over Hiring Bias

PITTSBURGH —The Service Employees and a coalition of women’s rights groups are battling Pittsburgh’s largest employer, the UPMC Hospital System, over the company’s claim that the federal government has no power to audit it for hiring bias. The dispute will play out in federal appeals court in D.C., where UPMC (Univer-sity of Pittsburgh Medical Center) challenged the Labor Department’s authority […]

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Data Projects Job Growth to be More in Low-Wage Majority-Female Occupations

WASHINGTON —In what is not good news for the nation’s workers, and especially for woman workers, a respected think tank’s new analysis of federal job data and projections shows huge job growth through 2022 will be in low-wage majority-female occupations.             The analysis, by the D.C.-based National Women’s Law Center, adds impetus to the recent […]

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