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Announcing Blog for Fair Pay Day 2009

April 8, 2009
April 28 will mark Equal Pay Day — the point in 2009 when the average woman’s wages finally catch up with what the average man earned in 2008.

Workplace Policy Only Gets You So Far

April 3, 2009
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Valerie Young's picture

Reid: Ledbetter Fair Pay Bill Is A Victory For All American Workers

January 26, 2009
The passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 is a victory for American workers. It restores the law to where it was prior to the Supreme Court decision. And it could not have happened without the guidance of Senator Kennedy and the leadership of Senator Mikulski.

First on the Agenda for the New Congress: Fair Pay

January 25, 2009
In today’s economic crisis, women and families have been hit the hardest. Women struggling in this tough economy have had to make impossible decisions between health care for their children and paying rent or mortgages. But even in the best of times, women are still at disadvantage. After decades of struggle for equality, women still earn only 78 cents for every dollar earned by a man.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi's picture

The Senate is debating fair pay right now!

January 22, 2009
We're so close to passing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act that we're already cooling the champagne. But (and this is a pretty big "but") there are some potentially big glitches that could happen today on the Senate floor and we need your help to stop them.
Katie Bethell's picture

Fair Pay has a window of opportunity this week!

January 6, 2009
How cool would it be for fair pay to be one of the first things that that President-Elect Obama signs into law? It could actually happen!
Katie Bethell's picture

Mothers’ Five Questions for Palin/Biden Debate

October 1, 2008
Sometimes our kids know more than we do. Children know that if they keep asking their parents the same question, over and over, they might just get the answer they are looking for.
Nanette Fondas's picture

President Bush Bans Lead in Toys

August 14, 2008
President Bush just signed into law a ban on lead and another dangerous chemical called phthalates in toys and children's products, according to the Associated Press.
Elisa Batista's picture

Building a 21st Century Women's Movement

July 15, 2008
After a day of flying, delays and waiting, I got back yesterday from a women's workshop in Rhinebeck, New York, in the wee hours of the morning. (Ouch!)
Elisa Batista's picture

Do Stay-At-Home Moms Need a Fair Pay Act?

February 26, 2008
Written by Nanette Fondas and Katie Bethell A stay-at-home mother doesn't get a paycheck, so she might wonder if the Fair Pay Restoration Act impacts her life. At first glance it appears not, but a closer look shows that it does affect her and that all moms -- regardless of their stay-at-home or working mother status -- would be wise to support it.
Nanette Fondas's picture