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The Great Labor Sale: Moms, 25% Off!

November 19, 2010
As you may have heard, women still make only 77 cents on every dollar a man earns, and in recent years, progress on closing the pay gap has nearly ground to a halt. On Wednesday, the Paycheck Fairness Act, which was supposed to right this wrong, was defeated on the Senate floor . I’ll try not to...
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Tea Party No Party for Women

November 2, 2010
With the election nearly upon us, it's almost impossible to pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV without hearing about the Tea Party. What began as a collection of protests in early 2009 has exploded into a runaway political movement, with all American eyes fixed on the Party's candidates in...

What I Learned At the Mothers Conference

October 31, 2010
From Your (Wo)manInWashington blog MOTHERS changing the conversation @ www.MothersOughtToHaveEqualRights.org I was at Rutgers University on October 19th for the "What Mothers Want" conference and it was a mamapalooza of the first order. It'd be hard to say who was the more interesting - the experts...
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Majority of Voters Support Workplace Flexibility, Job Quality and Family Support Policies

October 29, 2010
by Robert Drago and Jeffrey Hayes New data collected for the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) by Precision Opinion finds widespread support across party lines, gender, race and ethnicity for policies that will assist working families and protect workers’ rights, especially for low...
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WOMEN in Management: Why Progress Has Stalled

October 27, 2010
Five reasons WOMEN's progress into management has stalled.
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Balancing on One Foot?

October 25, 2010
We moms start to learn from that first day a new baby arrives how to work faster, smarter, better. I, for one, often feel like the character in Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat , balanced on one foot, with several plates twirling in the air so that I can meet my responsibilities both at home and at work...
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Telework Red Flags

October 22, 2010
I’m just back from the Telework Summit in Philadelphia. The conference was rather focused on the technical requirements for telework—issues of hardware, space and policy. All necessary stuff. But… With all the technical set-up, training and coordination required (HR, finance, facilities, IT), it’s...
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Leading the Way: Unions as Family-Friendly Employers

October 15, 2010
We know the value of unions to working Americans: unionized workers make more money, have more access to pensions, receive better health insurance, and have safer workplaces. Less known but equally critical is that unionized workers also receive more generous family-friendly benefits – union...

Lovin' Life, even when work life balance gets crushed for a single mom by a deadbeat dad

October 10, 2010
On a business trip to Chicago this past spring I got a new lesson in work life chaos and the crucial need for flexible working arrangements from a high school friend who is raising two boys in the shadow of a deadbeat dad scenario.

Moms turned inside out

October 6, 2010
Do you compare your insides to other people’s outsides? Most of us do, even though we know better. We’re social creatures. It’s natural to make comparisons. But we rarely get to glimpse other people’s insides . When we make our comparisons, we inevitably wind up comparing how we feel to how other...
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