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Tipped workers need a pay raise

April 1, 2016
How long has it been since you’ve had a raise? For some workers, it has been entirely too long. Today – Friday, April 1, 2016 – marks the 25 th anniversary since the minimum wage for tipped workers has been increased. For 25 years now, the minimum wage for an estimated 5.3 million workers in the U...
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Running a Business and Being a Mom is a Daily Struggle

April 1, 2016
This post first appeared on Facebook. It's 10pm. The babies are in bed and I'm trying to get some work done. I've noticed I haven't shared much personal on Facebook lately. Trying to share more other than articles I've read and honestly, I wanted to bring something up that I've been thinking about...
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They are forgotten: Hunger and homelessness in South Dakota

March 30, 2016
Do poverty, hunger and homelessness exist when there is no one around to see? A tiny South Dakota town that probably 99.99 percent of Americans have never heard of is living testimony that the answer to that question is an emphatic yes. Located in the poorest county in America , the enclave of...
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What Happens When We Count Care In?

March 28, 2016
Counting Care In - a free webinar on April 14 about valuing care and raising women's status.
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Wage Inequality Grew in 2015 - for the 35th Year in a Row

March 25, 2016
A new report confirms what many Americans feel every day: the wage gap between the top and everyone else continued to grow. To ensure a rising tide indeed lifts all boats, we need to raise the minimum wage, eliminate the gender wage gap, and expand overtime protections.
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Pregnancy Guidelines Your Doctor Wasn't Taught in Medical School

March 24, 2016
As a pregnant woman, there’s much to experience, much to do, and much to learn. You’ll navigate everything from whether you can still eat your favorite deli meat and change your cat’s litter, to the principles of your birth plan. Thankfully many women can count on dedicated prenatal care providers...
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Congress Insists on Cuts to Offset Emergencies and Food for Children but not for Corporate Tax Breaks

March 18, 2016
The same members of Congress who pushed for corporate tax breaks without offsets are now the ones calling for cuts to low-income programs to reduce the debt.
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¡Un millón de mujeres encarceladas en EE.UU.!

March 15, 2016
Un millón de mujeres , la mayoría madres de familia, están encarceladas en Estados Unidos. Dos tercios de las mujeres en las prisiones federales están encarceladas debido a casos no violentos de abuso de drogas. Necesitan tratamiento y terapia -- ¡no estar encarceladas! Nuestro sistema penal les...
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Have FOMO this Tax Season: Cash in on Credits

March 11, 2016
There were 7 million of you out there, many of them moms, who recently missed out on the Earned Income Tax Credit. The EITC is a key opportunity during tax time for working Americans to infuse some cash into their households. For a filer with children -- this averaged to $3074 in 2013. Yet, year...
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Life as a Parent with an Unstable Work Schedule

March 10, 2016
Google family calendar. Outlook work calendar. The calendar app that syncs my electronic calendars on my phone. My 2016 annual planner. The calendar that hangs on my kitchen wall. These are the tools that I use every day (in the attempt) to keep my schedule organized. As a full-time working mother...
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