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Rosen Vs. Romney

April 14, 2012
I've turned a deaf ear to the constant news about this "controversy" because I try to avoid getting too involved in faux controversies created by political strategists. I just wanted to say one thing. If people are going to use phrases like " Stay at home mothers are working," then they're going to...
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The Wage Gap: Back to the Future for International Women's Day

March 9, 2012
In 2010, dear friends of mine gave birth to a baby girl. I saw the first pictures of her, not even an hour old, while I was writing a blog post about another important event, the first anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Act. She looked so serious in some of those pictures, as if she was determined...
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International Women's Day and the Status of Young Women in the U.S.

March 9, 2012
International Women’s Day offers a great opportunity to take a look at the status of the rising generation of young women here at home. Next week, Young Invincibles is set to kick off the Campaign for Young America with a bus tour, visiting 18 states to talk to young people about barriers to...
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$2.13 no compra ni un galón de leche

February 15, 2012
Sé que cada estado tiene sus propias leyes y no todos los meseros en restaurantes son mal pagados. Pero ésto sí es cierto: el sueldo mínimo federal en los Estados Unidos para un mesero que recibe propinas es de $2.13 la hora. ¡Éste sueldo federal no ha cambiado en más de 20 años! No les tengo que...
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UPDATED x3: Stop Shortchanging Women! A Blog Carnival to Support Raising the Tipped Minimum Wage

February 14, 2012
The federal minimum wage for tipped restaurant workers has been $2.13 for the past 20 years. That’s right! Two dollars and thirteen cents can’t even buy a gallon of gas or milk; yet, it is the hourly federal minimum wage for thousands of restaurant workers – most of whom are women! “I have worked...
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$2.13 an hour?

February 13, 2012
Pop quiz: What was the federal minimum wage for tipped restaurant workers in the United States in 1992 (20 years ago)? Answer: $2.13 an hour. Next question: Right now, in 2012, what's the federal minimum wage for tipped restaurant workers? Answer: Still only $2.13 an hour. Yikes! Sad, but true: The...
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BACK US UP! Tell Congress: Don’t Shortchange Women!

February 13, 2012
The federal minimum wage for tipped restaurant workers has been $2.13 for the past 20 years. That’s right! Two dollars and thirteen cents can’t even buy a gallon of gas or milk; yet, it is the hourly federal minimum wage for thousands of restaurant workers - most of whom are women! “I have worked...
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UPDATED: Home Care Workers Excluded from Federal Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections

February 3, 2012
There is an old adage in long term care that the best insurance against ever having to go to a nursing home is to have a daughter. In fact, about 66 percent of family caregivers are women. Today, there are 7 million elders in our nation who need long- term services and supports and that number is...
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MomsRising Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month – ¡Con Mucho Gusto!

September 21, 2011
On the occasion of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15, MomsRising is celebrating Latina mothers across the United States, ¡Con Mucho Gusto! (With great pleasure.) With a population of 50 million in the United States (1), Latinos have and will continue to contribute to our country...
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Equal Pay for Moms Now

August 25, 2011
She’d called me into her office, this lady boss of mine, newly charged with running what was then the 6th-largest newspaper in the country. Honestly, I thought I was in trouble—somebody always had a problem with the black girl who insisted on writing about rappers from Brooklyn and black actors in...

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