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The Sisters Are Back in Town

Look out Washington, D.C., the Koch Sisters are back in town!

We are so excited to be back in our nation's capital and continuing in our fight to stand up for working families across the country. Our pocketbooks may not be stuffed with billions of dollars, but we're determined to make our voices heard. From protecting Social Security and Medicare to ensuring equal pay for women, we're bringing the issues that most Americans care about to the center of the debate.

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Momentum Plus Political Leadership

Momentum Plus Political Leadership

Why do we mark the anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in February? After activists had struggled for so many years, what was magical about February 1993?

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Pomp, Glitz and Equality

Pomp, Glitz and Equality

The State of the Union: I loved that the first words of President Obama’s State of the Union address last week were about “a teacher spending extra time with a student who needed it.” And how about his one-liner about coming out of the “Mad Men” era and finally fixing unequal pay and the lack of paid sick leave (I like “Mad Men” on TV, but not in the workplace!)?

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Unless Something Changes, it Will Take Women 45 Years to Earn as Much as Men

Unless Something Changes, It Will Take Women 45 Years to Earn as Much as Men

Women will not receive the same median annual pay as men until 2058, if current earnings patterns continue without change, announced the Institute for Women's Policy Research this week. 

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What People Are Saying About Equal Pay Day

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Today is Equal Pay Day, and groups representing working women from around the country are talking about the importance of closing the pay gap, once and for all. 

The National Women's Law Center is hosting a blogger carnival on Equal Pay Day. See the full list of blogs here

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Wage Gap Widens for Women

Photos of Walmart workers in Richmond, Calif. Photo courtesy of OURWalmart's Flickr photostream.

In 2012, the pay gap between women’s and men’s median weekly full-time earnings increased from 2011, reported the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) in new analysis

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On 4th Anniversary of Fair Pay Act, Ledbetter Urges Action on Paycheck Fairness

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Four years ago today President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, with Lilly Ledbetter, who suffered 20 years of pay discrimination while doing the same work as men at her Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. factory, looking on.

Now, she is urging people to call on Congress to pass the recently reintroduced Paycheck Fairness Act, calling it “the next step.”

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Paycheck Fairness: for the Next Generation, for Our Nation

Paycheck Fairness: for the Next Generation, for Our Nation

This is a cross-post from and the Labor Project for Working Families.

When Annie Bolgiano was growing up, her mother, a forest firefighter, told her daughter she could become anything she wanted. Then Annie went to college and learned another lesson:

You can go into whatever profession you want, but you are statistically unlikely to make a salary equal to your male counterparts.

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Report: Gender Pay Gap Worldwide Remains Unchanged for 10 Years


Today, International Women’s Day 2012, marks a disappointing statistic: Worldwide, women are paid 18 percent on average less than their male counterparts at work. This startling fact comes from a new report released yesterday by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

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Women Will Wait Until 2056 to See Pay Equity, Unless We Act Now

Emmelle Israel, AFL-CIO Media Outreach fellow, sends us this.

At the current rate, pay equity between men and women won’t occur for another 45 years, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR).

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