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ACA Repeal Efforts Are the Wake-Up Call We Need

Who would have thought that in 2017, we’d still be debating whether access to timely, quality, and affordable health care is a right and its provision a responsibility of the U.S. government? Yet, here we are – the richest nation

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Health Care

How Many Women Are Benefiting from the Affordable Care Act? [Infographic]

Happy 5th birthday to the Affordable Care Act! “The Affordable Care Act (ACA) set us on a path toward better access but we still have a ways to go. We must identify persistent gaps in access to insurance coverage and

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Posted in Health Care

5 Reasons Why Social Security Matters for Women’s Economic Security

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Jackie Odum Although women have made significant strides over the past several decades in leadership, labor-force participation, and educational advancement, they continue to face a disproportionate number of issues that impede their economic security. The

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Retirement Security, Social Security

When it comes to the pay gap, women don’t have a choice

This week the Census Bureau confirmed what many working women already experience: the gender wage gap isn’t closing – it’s stuck. Stagnant. While the gap between men’s and women’s earnings did narrow slightly in 2013, with women earning 78 cents

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Column, Equal Pay

How universal preschool is a boon to working mothers

It was only a few weeks ago that President Obama surprised nearly everyone by announcing a push for universal preschool in his State of the Union address and then traveling to Georgia, home of a successful preschool system, to talk

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Posted in Early Learning, Educational Opportunity

Social Security Cares: A proposal for Paid Family and Medical Leave

The Center for American Progress recently proposed a nationwide paid family and medical leave system. Their proposal would be far more inclusive than the current Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which offers unpaid leave only to workers in businesses

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave, Social Security

A painless path to paid family leave for every U.S. worker

By Janice D’Arcy | USA Today A radical, if little noticed, idea came out of the Center for American Progress last week. Staff there ran the numbers and found a feasible, relatively painless way to offer U.S. workers paid family

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave, Social Security

Early learning: Babysitters are nice, but teachers are better

Every parent wants their child to get a strong start in life and learn to his/her full potential – which is why today’s moms and dads want more than a daytime babysitter. They want their child(ren) to develop critical social

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Posted in Early Learning, Educational Opportunity

The motherhood penalty: Balancing work and family obligations

As women’s participation in the workforce has increased, families have become more dependent on women’s earnings – particularly since the Great Recession left significantly more men without jobs. Yet, women continue to take home less than their male counterparts across

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave, Paid Sick Days
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