Check out a newly posted article regarding equal pay for female college graduates on womensenews.org.
Announcing the winners of the Department of Labor and the White House Domestic Policy Council’s Equal Pay Taskforce Equal Pay App challenge for the best application designed to raise awareness of the gender wage gap:
Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College in Pittsburgh, PA, who created a smart and engaging new website:
Yesterday Assemblywomen Ellen Jaffe held a press conference to educate New Yorkers about the Gender Wage Gap.
Follow the link for video highlights
This afternoon a press conference was held in Spring Valley, NY to discuss various aspects of the Women’s Workforce Bill recently signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Learn more about how this newly signed legislation will change women’s experiences in the workplace.
SAVE THE DATE!
The 2nd Annual Statewide MWBE Forum has been scheduled for October 25-27, 2012 in Albany, NY.
This is an influential event that should not be missed!
If you are interested in more information including opportunities, event announcements, e-newsletters and other emails please click here.
Watch Equal Pay Coalition NYC for more event details and registration information to follow later this summer.
Despite the real threat that the Women’s Workforce Bill would not come to the floor before the end of session today, it was brought to a vote late Wednesday evening and passed 60 to 0!!!
We greatly appreciate the strong leadership of the bill sponsors, Assembly member Ellen Jaffee (D) and Senator Joseph Robach (R). As well, we thank the Senate and its leadership who heard from women across the state and responded with the first piece of legislation that acknowledges and addresses the gender wage gap.
More needs to be done to create economic equity, but passing this bill signals a willingness of our Legislature to work with Equal Pay advocates toward needed change through bi-partisan collaboration. This is truly a “win” for New York State.
We anticipate that Governor Cuomo will sign the bill!
Stay Tuned to find out if the Senate passes the Women's Workforce Bill today.
(National Organization of Women) For full-time, year-round workers, women are paid on average only 78 percent of what men are paid; for women of color, the gap is significantly wider. These wage gaps stubbornly remain despite the passage of the Equal Pay Act in 1963, and a variety of legislation prohibiting employment discrimination.
Women still are not receiving equal pay for equal work, let alone equal pay for work of equal value. This disparity not only affects women’s spending power, it penalizes their retirement security by creating gaps in Social Security and pensions. Read more –
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(AAUW) Pay equity is the achievement of the appropriate recognition, status and value for the work performed by women and people of color. Work value is reflected in the wage rate. But pay equity is more than money.
Achieving pay equity for all women is a long-term goal and there are a variety of ways to get there. As a resident of your local community you are the expert on what strategies may work in your area right now. Anyone can contribute to this goal by taking part in activities that would best fit their current community, resources and situation. Read more –