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Posted by bneufeld on May 14, 2013 at 21:41 pm
Upcoming NYC Women’s Equality Agenda Activities
Senator Liz Krueger is hosting a press conference in support of WEA
WHEN: TOMORROW, May 15
TIME: 1:00 to 2:00pm
WHERE: Steps of City Hall
Let us know if you plan to attend at: http://bit.ly/16wRbD4
*NYC Regional Committee members will greet partners on the steps with WEA signs.
NYC Women’s Equality Agenda Day of Action
WHEN: Saturday, May 18!
TIME: Meet up at 10:30am
WHERE: Planned Parenthood of New York City, 26 Bleecker Street (corner of Mott St). *Off the 6 train at Bleecker or BDFM at Broadway/Lafayette
NYC Regional Committee members will have breakfast, receive a special WEA campaign update, do a brief outreach training, and then head out in teams by 11:30am to sign up supporters in key legislative districts.
With 6 weeks left in the legislative session, educating and engaging voters about WEA in target districts is crucial to ensuring passage. YOUR action will allow us to reach as many supporters as possible!
Rally & Lobby Day!
WHEN: June 4
WHERE: Albany – advocates from around the state will descend upon the capital to meet with legislators and demand a vote for a more fair and equal New York
TIME: Rally in park starts at 10:30 a.m. More info to follow.
RSVP: Email Beverly Neufeld if you are interested in a spot on the bus!
Posted by bneufeld on May 14, 2013 at 21:27 pm
The Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Labor
Making Good on the Promise of Equal Pay
by PAMELA COUKOS on MAY 6, 2013
Last week, veteran newsman – and father of three daughters – Tom Brokaw published an essay titled “Welcome to the Century of Women.” He talks about the incredible gains women have made in the workforce, politics, media, law, higher education and corporate leadership, but also asks how we can do even more to remove barriers to equality. In a May 2 appearance on NBC’s “Today” show, Brokaw suggested the answer could start with “the simple idea” of equal pay.
At the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, we couldn’t agree more. Read More
Posted by bneufeld on April 25, 2013 at 11:49 am
In Anticipation of 20th Anniversary of Take Your Daughters & Sons to Work Day,
New York Women’s Equality Coalition Advocates for Workplace Protections for Women
ALBANY, NY, April 24,2013—In anticipation of tomorrow’s 20th anniversary of Take Your Daughters & Sons to Work Day, members of the New York Women’s Equality Coalition will visit legislative offices today to advocate for the workplace protections that are part of the Women’s Equality Agenda. Advocates will deliver PayDay bars to legislators as a reminder that when we take our daughters and sons to work tomorrow, they will be confronted with the harsh reality that statewide, women earn only 84 cents for every dollar that a man earns. In many upstate regions, the gap is even wider – Oswego County women earn 69 cents on the dollar, Niagara County women earn 74 cents on the dollar, and women in Onondaga County earn 76 cents on the dollar.
Posted by bneufeld on April 17, 2013 at 17:17 pm
NYS Legislature takes action toward closing gender wage gap,in line with New Yorkers’ priorities and WEA
(Albany, NY April 16, 2013) The movement of pay equity bills in the Assembly and the Senate over the past two days demonstrates an interest on behalf of the New York State Legislature to correct gender disparities in New York workplaces, a welcome sign of bipartisan support for policies that are good for the women of New York. Earlier this year, a Quinnipiac University poll of New York voters showed 9 out of 10 think equal pay for women should be a priority for the Governor and the Legislature to address this year. Equal pay is one of the components of the proposed ten-point Women’s Equality Agenda supported by the New York Women’s Equality Coalition, made up of more than 750 business leaders, women’s organizations, religious leaders and labor groups statewide.
Women in New York earn 84 percent of what men earn. And that gap is even more alarming among women in upstate New York and African-American and Hispanic women who earn as little as 55 percent of what white non-Hispanic men make.
“Women are the breadwinners in millions of families across New York State and they need access to employment that does not discriminate based on gender or race,” stated Christine Sadowski, representing the YWCAs of New York State. “From a woman in New York City making 80 cents to every dollar a man makes to a woman in Buffalo making 67 cents, and every community in between, pay equity is a priority for the people of our state.”
“The action of the Senate and Assembly shows a willingness to align with Governor Cuomo’s goals and the priorities of the Women’s Equality Coalition,” said Beverly Neufeld, Equal Pay Coalition NYC. “We anticipate this level of cooperation going forward for all the components of the Women’s Equality Agenda.”
Posted by bneufeld on April 10, 2013 at 11:43 am
Advocates Unite on Equal Pay Day to Support Women’s Equality Agenda
New York Women’s Equality Coalition and Equal Pay Coalition NYC Come Together to Highlight Broad Support for Achieving Equal Pay for Women Under the Governor’s Women’s Equality Agenda
April 9, 2013- NEW YORK—Today marks the annual recognition of Equal Pay Day, a date chosen because it signifies how far into 2013 a woman would have to work to earn what a man earned in 2012. This year, the New York City regional group of the New York Women’s Equality Coalition and the Equal Pay Coalition NYC combined forces to host a press conference calling attention to the wage gap between men and women, and calling for support of Governor Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Agenda, a ten-point agenda that has among its goals achieving equal pay in New York.
Speakers from a broad spectrum of organizations—representing hundreds of groups and businesses in the New York City region and 750 groups and businesses statewide – addressed the grave disparities women face in New York, especially in matters of employment. Read More
Posted by bneufeld on January 31, 2013 at 17:17 pm
89% of New York voters think equal pay for women should be high priority for Governor and Legislature
Demonstrates overwhelming support for a key component of Women’s Equality Act
(New York, New York, Jan. 31, 2013) Nearly nine out of 10 New York voters want to see equal pay for women become a reality this year, according to a new poll. A Quinnipiac University poll released today tested the popularity of some of the proposals made by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his State of the State address; overwhelmingly, voters ranked equal pay for women a priority for the Governor and Legislature.
“Today’s poll confirms what we have known for a long time. There is overwhelming support for equal pay across gender, race, economic status and political party. Clearly, New Yorkers – upstate and downstate – want and need policies to level the economic playing field. That is just what Gov. Cuomo’s bold Women’s Equality Agenda will accomplish,” stated Beverly Neufeld, spokesperson for the New York Women’s Agenda and Equal Pay Coalition NYC.
According to Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, 53 percent of those polled said equal pay for women should be the highest priority for state action. Another 36 percent say it should be a high priority. The priority of equal pay for women outranked such issues as campaign finance reform, bar exam-type tests for teachers, merit pay for teachers and longer school day/school year by 21% or more.
“More than ever, New York families are relying on the salaries of working mothers to make ends meet. Combating workplace discrimination—including pay equity—is imperative for women, families and overall economic growth,” said Dina Bakst, Co-Founder and Co-President of A Better Balance. “This poll confirms what we already know. New Yorkers care deeply about these issues.”
“Women are the breadwinners in millions of families across New York State and they need access to employment that does not discriminate based on gender or race,” stated Christine Sadowski, representing the YWCAs of New York State. “From a woman in New York City making 80 cents to every dollar a man makes to a woman in Buffalo making 67 cents, and every community in between, this poll confirms that addressing the injustice of pay equity is a priority for the people of the state.”
For comment, contact:
Beverly Cooper Neufeld – Past President | New York Women’s Agenda & Director | Equal Pay Coalition NYC
914.329.4046 | firstname.lastname@example.org
www.newyorkwomensagenda.org | www.equalpaynewyork.or
Posted by EPCNYC Coalition on August 15, 2012 at 22:48 pm
Yesterday Assemblywomen Ellen Jaffe held a press conference to educate New Yorkers about the Gender Wage Gap.
Follow the link for video highlights
Posted by bneufeld on April 11, 2012 at 15:03 pm
FOR EQUAL PAY DAY….TURN UP THE VOLUME! Blog….Call Radio Show…Talk about wage discrimination #equalpaydayny
CLICK TO EMAIL THE GOVERNOR ABOUT EQUAL PAY
TELL OUR NY LEADERS TO CLOSE THE WAGE GAP IN NEW YORK!
PREFER TO WRITE DIRECTLY…Here are the addresses!
FACT: $8,590 is the wage gap between full-time working men and women in the state. That’s: 64 weeks of food, 3 years of family health insurance premiums, 2,000 additional gallons of gas AND $22,000,000,000 (Yes, BILLION) in lost wages are due to unequal pay.
EMAIL GOVERNOR CUOMO, SPEAKER SILVER & MAJORITY LEADER SKELOS: PASS STRONGER EQUAL PAY LAWS THIS SESSION!
Posted by bneufeld on March 27, 2012 at 20:22 pm
6th Annual Equal Pay Day NYC
Monday April 16, 2012 – 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Special Guest: New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Panel moderated by – NPR Host Maria Hinojosa
NYU Law School – 40 Washington Square South – NYC
RSVP IS REQUIRED
Co-Sponsored By: A Better Balance & NYU Law Women
*Wear RED on Equal Pay Day to symbolize how far
women and minorities are “in the red” with their pay!
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