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City of Seattle takes a step towards gender equity

Mayor Ed Murray and City Councilmember Jean Godden announced their plan on Monday February 23 to create a paid parental leave benefit for employees of the City of Seattle. “We are the only country in the industrialized world, the only

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How paid leave helps Rhode Island families succeed

By Rhode Island State Senator Gayle Goldin As a state legislator in Rhode Island, I’m always thinking about how we can make our state a better place for families. We may be the smallest state in the country, but we’re taking

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

Time to Fight for Working Women and the Middle Class

President Obama and Nancy Pelosi have shifted the economic debate in our nation’s capital back onto the right track with a renewed focus on working women and the middle class. The 30-year experiment with supply side economics – including deregulation,

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, An Inclusive Economy, Equal Pay

Happy Equal Pay Day (Well, almost)

A new analysis released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) today on Equal Pay Day shows that men out-earn women in nearly every occupation for which data are available. Of the more than 500 occupational categories for which

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Washington’s Working Women: Not equal yet

Women’s earnings are essential to economic security for the majority of families in Washington State. Women comprise about half of the state’s workforce. As job losses mount in the second year of the national recession, women’s support of family incomes

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Equal Pay, Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Days
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