Posts Tagged Equal Pay
Posted by bneufeld on June 10, 2013 at 18:18 pm
(ALBANY, NY June 10, 2013) The New York Women’s Equality Coalition, which includes the NYC Equal Pay Coalition and the NYS Pay Equity Coalition, today, marked the 50th anniversary of the signing into law of the federal Equal Pay Act by calling attention to the fact that women’s wages continue to lag behind what mean earn. The group called on New York State Senator Jeff Klein to bring the Women’s Equality Agenda to a vote.
Advocates held a press conference during which many dressed in 1960s garb to demonstrate the time period when the Equal Pay Act was signed into law a half century ago. “This 50th anniversary is a particularly important milestone in the quest for economic justice for women as it coincides with the recent introduction of the Women’s Equality Act by Gov. Andrew Cuomo,” said Beverly Neufeld, director of the Equal Pay Coalition NYC.
EPCNYC/WEA Press Conference for 50th Anniversary of Equal Pay Act - Beverly Neufeld and group pressed in 60s garb
Posted by bneufeld on June 5, 2013 at 10:12 am
Yesterday, June 4, Governor Cuomo officially released the Women’s Equality Act at a press conference with leading women’s groups. Beverly Neufeld, representing the Equal Pay Coalition NYC, NYWA and New York State Pay Equity Coalition, spoke about the equal pay provisions of the 10 Point Agenda. At noon, a rally of approximately 1,000 advocates from across NYS, gathered at the Capitol to cheer this groundbreaking legislative package. Key political leaders from the Senate and Assembly addressed the crowd, as did actress/activist Cynthia Nixon and attorney on Roe v. Wade, Sarah Weddington. Our coalition was well represented at the podium by Dina Bakst (A Better Balance),Bev Neufeld (EPCNYC), and Sonia Ossario (NOW-NYC).
Thanks to everyone for a fabulous day! We have 3 intensive weeks left to improve women’s lives. We can do this together! #WEA #NY4Women
Actress Cynthia Nixon walks to the podium before speaking at a women’s rights rally at the Capitol on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in Albany, N.Y. Activists are calling for equality for women in the work place and stronger laws against discrimination and human trafficking for child prostitution, along with strengthening abortion rights. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Beverly Neufeld, speaking for EPCNYC, NYWA and NYSPEC, addresses the rally for Women’s Equality Act in Albany about Equal Pay. Photo: Marilyn Abalos
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 30, 2013 at 13:51 pm
Governor Cuomo announced a 10 point Women’s Equality Agenda at the State of the State, including Equal Pay measures! NYWA was at the table the very next day when the Governor personally committed to pushing the entire agenda. Over 250 organizations agree and signed on in support of women’s equality. See the list online and the video everyone is talking about. Go to: https://www.governor.ny.gov/2013/womens-equality
Posted by bneufeld on January 9, 2013 at 17:07 pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NYS Coalition Applauds Governor Cuomo’s 10 Point Women’s Equality Act
Groups Hail Focus on Equal Pay
January 8, 2013: The New York Women’s Agenda and Equal Pay Coalition NYC, representing over 100 organizations and a network of advocates statewide, hail Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State announcement of a 10 Point Women’s Equality Act, which includes a priority to create wage equality in New York.
The New York Women’s Agenda has worked for women’s equality for over twenty years and created the Equal Pay Coalition NYC to address persistent wage discrimination due to workplace policies. In 2012, with coalition support, the NYS Assembly and Senate almost unanimously passed the Women’s Workforce Bill with bi-partisan support. This is the first law in NYS history to acknowledge and begin to address the gender wage gap.
“Governor Cuomo’s leadership on a Women’s Equality Act, including Equal Pay, sends a clear message that tackling inequity and the wage gap is achievable, good for the family pocketbook, and important to the economic success of New York. The Governor’s focus on these issues will be critical to bringing about successful and meaningful change,” said Beverly Neufeld, Director of the Equal Pay Coalition NYC and past President of the New York Women’s Agenda.
“What is needed is a vigorous, collective effort to make New York the best place for women. Governor Cuomo’s 10 Point Women’s Equality Act will help make that a reality,” said Gena Lovett, President, New York Women’s Agenda.
“For businesses and New York State to prosper, we must work together to improve the workplace for women. This includes equal pay, access to better jobs and opportunity for advancement,” said Nadine Schramm, President, Budd Enterprises/Budd Leasing, a premiere New York theatrical trucking company.
For comment, contact Beverly Neufeld – 914-329-4046 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by EPCNYC Coalition on October 24, 2012 at 22:26 pm
Check out a newly posted article regarding equal pay for female college graduates on womensenews.org.
Posted by EPCNYC Coalition on September 12, 2012 at 08:21 am
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:
Posted by EPCNYC Coalition on August 14, 2012 at 22:36 pm
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.
Posted by EPCNYC Coalition on June 21, 2012 at 21:16 pm
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!
Posted by bneufeld on May 23, 2012 at 05:44 am
MIKULSKI, SENATE DEMOCRATS AND ADVOCACY GROUPS TO URGE SENATE PASSAGE OF PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT
Effort Follows Mikulski Reintroduction of Bill Tuesday to Support Pay Equity for Women
Senator Reid Expected to File Cloture on Bill This Thursday
State by State Wage Gap Data Available
WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 2:30 p.m., U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, will be joined at a press conference by Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), along with representatives of the American Association of University Women (AAUW),the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), the National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to urge the Senate to immediately take up and pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation which will help close the wage gap between women and men working equivalent jobs, costing women and their families $360,000 over their careers. Senator Mikulski reintroduced the legislation on Tuesday. Read More
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