Posted by bneufeld on November 15, 2013 at 00:41 am
Last day of TWEET WEEK for Pay Equity and WEC’s awesome Video! This week’s Twitter Power Lunchs have helped get the word out & boost the views of the Women’s Equality Coalition’s humorous video to 8,000! Being on WNYC and in NYMagazine/The Cut is giving us amazing exposure.
FRIDAY’S FOCUS: NON-TRADITIONAL JOBS & LEADERSHIP
1. Join our TWITTER POWER LUNCH – 12 to 1 pm (sample tweets below)
2. Share WEC’s FACEBOOK posts (go to www.facebook.com/NYWomensEquality for shares)
3. GOAL: Share the new VIDEO[ http://tinyurl.com/IllegalorSleazy] and PETITION chn.ge/1gMx5u6 with your networks
How? Visit WEC social media pages & from your organization’s account, retweet & share posts. @NY4Women for retweets .
GENERAL WEA and VIDEO TWEETS:
#WEAreStrong & our laws should be just as strong. It’s time to #UpgradeNY w/ Women’s Equality Agenda! @NY4Women http://youtu.be/zqXnqtIjKjQ
Vintage: Great 4 t-shirts, bad 4 New York law. http://tinyurl.com/IllegalorSleazy Let’s pass #WEA #UpgradeNY today! http://bit.ly/HICp2g
EQUAL PAY TWEETS: Leadership and Opportunity
.@NY4Women Video http://tinyurl.com/IllegalorSleazy maybe funny but it’s no joke! Talking abt ur salary can get u fired! #UpgradeNY laws!
How do you know u r getting equal pay when 61% of employees fear losing jobs for discussing salary? WATCH: http://tinyurl.com/IllegalorSleazy
Companies w/ the most women board directors outperformed those with least by 26% ROI. NY needs women at the top! #UpgradeNY laws @NY4Women
Fed employees have smallest #WageGap of 9% b/c salaries r public.#UpgradeNY laws for #EqualPay! WATCH: http://tinyurl.com/IllegalorSleazy
Why is #WageGap for lawyers 20%? One reason: pay secrecy. Join @NY4Women #UpgradeNY laws 4 #EqualPay! DYK: http://tinyurl.com/IllegalorSleazy
Women r:4.2% of F500 CEOs, 20% of Senate, 15% of military, but 51% of pop.! #UPgradeNY laws to UP the #s! @NY4Women Petition: chn.ge/1gMx5u6
DYK Higher education increases wage gap for women! Stop pay discrimination! #UpgradeNY laws @NY4Women http://tinyurl.com/IllegalorSleazy
NON-TRAD JOBS TWEETS:
Construction Contractors still ask women what r u doing on this site! Stop wage bias #UpgradeNY @NY4Women http://tinyurl.com/IllegalorSleazy
1978 goal for women in construction contracts: 6.9%. 2013 Reality: only 2.6%! #UpgradeNY laws @NY4Women http://tinyurl.com/IllegalorSleazy
Women r 15% of military but less than 3% of trade workers. #WEArestrong & want high paying work!@NY4Women #UpgradeNY laws for equal jobs!
Women r 12% of police officers. but 3% of working skilled trade workers. Sign @NY4Women Petition: chn.ge/1gMx5u6 to #UpgradeNY laws
Women r 43% of bus drivers,35% of athletes/coaches/umps but less than 3% in skilled trades. #UpgradeNY 4 @EqualPayNY http://tinyurl.com/IllegalorSleazy
Posted by bneufeld on November 13, 2013 at 17:14 pm
Thanks, AAUWNY for leading Twitter Power Lunch on Thursday 11/14 at Noon and supplying us with the following:
The needs and challenges facing New York’s young women are many. They have paid a high cost for their education, they are coming to maturity in the mist of an economic downturn, the work world is still filled with discriminatory practices which limit their options, and they suffer the same pay inequity their mothers and grandmothers faced, in too many cases.
The Women’s Equality Agenda is a package of legislation addresses employment discrimination by ending sexual harassment on the job, enforcing equal pay laws, and provide expanded access to legal justice. WEA will ensure young women get a good start on their work careers and get the economic security, justice, and freedom from violence that are essential to women’s equality for all of NY’s 10 million women. We need laws as strong as NY’s women.
NOV 14 – PLAN OF ACTION
FACT & RESOURCES
TAKE ACTION: WEA Power-Lunch: Tweet for Equality for Young Women 12 PM – 1 PM – Thursday Nov 14
@NY4Women Young women 1 yr out of college are paid 6.6% less than their male counterparts. That’s $2,800! We need to #UpgradeNY laws Watch Fun Video:http://tinyurl.com/IllegalorSleazy
$2,800 pay gap 4 yng woman buys year of groceries or 750 gallons of gas! #UpgradeNY @AAUWNY @EqualPayNY http://tinyurl.com/IllegalorSleazy
Use Hashtags: #UpgradeNY #WEA @EqualPayNY Change.org Petition: chn.ge/1gMx5u6 WEA VIDEO:http://tinyurl.com/IllegalorSleazyLEARN
Posted by bneufeld on November 7, 2013 at 17:28 pm
TX to AAUW for this post!
What better way to celebrate our military women than on Veteran’s Day. TAKE ACTION TODAY to show your support for women veterans and their rights to economic security, particularly here in New York State.
The needs and challenges facing New York’s women veterans are many. Given their years of service and sacrifice for their country, it is time for New York State to give back to our women veterans by codifying the important employment protections in the Women’s Equality Agenda (WEA). This package of legislation would eliminate housing and employment discrimination, end sexual harassment on the job, enforce equal pay laws, and provide expanded access to legal justice. WEA will also help ensure our women veterans get the economic security, justice, and freedom from violence that are essential to women’s equality for them and for all of NY’s 10 million women. We need laws as strong as NY’s military women.
Here are five easy steps you can take – TODAY – to spread the word about WEA and its impact on women veterans: Read More
Posted by bneufeld on November 7, 2013 at 17:13 pm
Today the Women’s Equality Coalition launched a new campaign to energize a grassroots demand to pass the Women’s Equality Agenda (WEA). The centerpiece is a hilarious video. Watch it! Pass it on! Sign our Change.org petition!
NY Women\'s Equality Coalition: Gameshow – Is it Illegal or Just Sleazy?
Posted by bneufeld on October 29, 2013 at 18:27 pm
New York, N.Y. – The New York Women’s Equality Coalition was joined by pregnant women and new mothers in celebrating the 35th anniversary of the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act today. Despite it being illegal for over three decades, pregnancy discrimination still persists across New York State. Women are routinely pushed out of their jobs when they require a modest adjustment in order to stay healthy and on the job. The New York Women’s Equality Agenda includes a critically important measure that would strengthen pregnancy discrimination protections and ensure that no woman has to choose between the health of her pregnancy and her job. However, this provision will die on December 31st, 2013, unless state legislators take action. A Better Balance, NOW-NYC and Equal Pay Coalition NYC organized the rally.
As Christy Turlington Burns, model, maternal health advocate, and founder of Every Mother Counts said, Read More
Posted by bneufeld on October 28, 2013 at 10:12 am
WEA WEEK OF ACTION: FOCUS ON PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 was an important step toward workplace equality for America’s women. However, thirty-five years after the Pregnancy Discrimination Act became law, pregnancy discrimination continues to threaten the economic security of pregnant women and their families – with potentially devastating consequences. Pregnant workers are forced out of their jobs and denied reasonable accommodations that would enable them to continue working and supporting their families. In NYS, the Women’s Equality Act, and on a federal level, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (HR 197/S 942) would help end this discrimination and promote the health and economic security of pregnant women, their babies and their families. It is past time to make pregnancy discrimination a thing of the past.
WEEK OF ACTION
SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES, RESOURCES & TWEETS
Here’s what you can do this week #WEAreStrong!
(Choose one, several or all of these suggestions! Share with your Network!)
Posted by bneufeld on October 7, 2013 at 17:01 pm
October 4 – The Equal Pay Coalition NYC was proud to co-sponsor a forum with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Congresswomen Nydia Velazquez and Carolyn Maloney, advocates and students at Hunter College centered on the new initiative, “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds.” This nationwide effort focuses on expanding economic opportunity for women across the country, pay equity being a key pillar. See event online
The program highlighted the stories of three New York women. Our friend and colleague Cynthia DiBartoli, President of the Greater NY Chamber of Commerce, shared how critical her father’s family leave was to her recovery from head and neck cancer. Armanda Legros talked about pregnancy discrimination and pay inequity, and Susana Ramos shared the importance of good childcare options for working families. All were examples of why we need strong laws, which the Congresswomen discussed. Read More
Posted by bneufeld on September 25, 2013 at 11:08 am
In front a packed audience, last night Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In and Facebook COO, made a powerful case for change: in ourselves, the workplace and government. She called for improved laws to end pay discrimination. Noting that women can and are doing so much, on there own and in groups like Lean In, to fight against societal prejudice, government must help level the playing field with stronger laws. She underscored this with the recent census numbers which confirm that the wage gap is stuck in a holding pattern, and has been for over a decade. Sandberg applauded the Equal Pay Coalition NYC’s efforts to change this . Beverly Neufeld, Director of EPCNYC, thanked her for speaking out and invited the audience of join the equal pay campaign to pass fairer pay laws in New York. The diverse and enthusiastic audience of NYC Lean In Circle members and NYU alumni, cheered this message and the wide ranging advice Sandberg offered in her intelligent, humorous and thoughtful presentation.
Posted by bneufeld on September 18, 2013 at 09:26 am
The US Census just confirmed that the wage gap hasn’t budged – not even one penny! Women working full time are paid just 77 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts. And the wage gap is far worse for women of color (64 cents for African American women and 54 cents for Hispanic women). Article in Wall Street Journal
BIG WIN FOR HOME-CARE WORKERS!
Now the good news, today millions of home-care workers who tirelessly care for seniors and people with disabilities will be protected by the basic wage and hour protections guaranteed under federal law! Under the long-awaited rules issued today, these workers – 9 in 10 of whom are women – will receive basic protections like minimum wage and overtime pay.
CLICK TO TAKE ACTION:
Please join us in thanking Secretary of Labor Tom Perez – and urge him to take the next step towards equal pay by releasing a new tool to collect pay information from federal contractors.
Today’s news shows just how much women workers need the Department of Labor to continue to push for more protections for women workers. According to the new U.S. Census numbers released today, women and families are struggling to keep their heads above water. More than one in seven women, nearly 17.8 million, lived in poverty in 2012. And poverty rates were particularly high for women of color and women who head families.
Collecting pay information from federal contractors would make it easier to enforce laws that prohibit discrimination. Read More
Posted by bneufeld on September 18, 2013 at 09:15 am
September 16th, 2013 8:51 am David Cay Johnston
Hey, married men – wake up! Your working wives are getting shorted on pay and that means your family has less money than it should.
A new report on pay, made public today by Guidestar USA proves discrimination against women is pervasive.
The new report compares men and women with the same positions at similarly sized nonprofit enterprises, so the fact that women often work in lower-paid occupations such as waitressing, retail and clerical work is irrelevant in this study.
Men holding the top spot at nonprofits averaged between 10 percent and a third more than women in the same jobs, Guidestar found…
In general, the bigger the organization and the bigger the job responsibilities, the greater the gap between what women and men are paid — and the greater the share of top jobs held by men.
Guidestar is a nonprofit organization that compiles data reported to the IRS, and the public, by all nonprofits. The 2010 data cover not just charities that solicit donations, but trade organizations, small mutual insurance operations and social welfare organizations among the 29 types of nonprofits authorized by Congress. Read More
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