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No More Mad Men Pay!

Posted April 15th, 2014 by

Equal Pay Day was last week—but really, we should be talking about this every day, not just on April 8. I love the AMC hit show “Mad Men.” But I don’t love Mad Men-era pay. You can’t smoke in the office any more, but you can still pay women less than men. If women were [...]

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Food, Fashion and a Little History

Posted March 4th, 2014 by

Good work, moms!: No one seems to know exactly what to thank for the 43% drop in obesity among 2- to 5-year-olds. Michelle Obama? Food stamp changes that make fruits and veggies more affordable for low-income families? I know who to thank: You…moms. Many factors probably contribute to this huge improvement, but the fact that [...]

Teamwork, from Sochi to Chicago

Posted February 20th, 2014 by

Title IX deserves a gold: While we cheer for Team USA and the amazing girls and women in the Olympic Games, let’s also give a shout out to Title IX, the 1972 law that put sports within reach of girls in a whole new way by requiring gender equity in schools. And make some noise [...]

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Pomp, Glitz and Equality

Posted February 4th, 2014 by

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 [...]

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‘Plenty Superpower’

Posted January 21st, 2014 by

First, let me introduce myself. I’m a top officer of the 12.5 million-member AFL-CIO, the federation of America’s unions. It surprises a lot of people to hear that 6.5 million women in this country are union members. MomsRising and the AFL-CIO have partnered together on tweet chats and other efforts around issues like paid sick [...]

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Paycheck Fairness: For the Next Generation, For Our Nation

Posted June 4th, 2012 by

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. Annie’s “uninhibited dreams for [...]

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