Posts Tagged New York Women’s Agenda
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 27, 2012 at 22:22 pm
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.
Posted by bneufeld on April 17, 2012 at 11:27 am
2012 Equal Pay Day/Sen. Gillibrand w/ Maria Hinojosa
On Monday, April 16 Senator Kirsten Gillibrand addressed 300 advocates at a forum (#equalpaydayny) sponsored by the Equal Pay Coalition NYC, a project of the New York Women’s Agenda, with co-sponsors, A Better Balance and NYU Law Women. “As we mark yet another Equal Pay Day, it is alarming that in the 21st century, millions of women who make up half the workforce are earning 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. We must close this chronic gap that shortchanges America’s women,” Read More
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!
Posted by bneufeld on July 7, 2010 at 13:59 pm
An encouraging exchange of information and ideas took place at the June 16th hearing, Closing the Gender Wage Gap, sponsored by the NYC Council Women’s Issues Committee. Council Member Julissa Ferreras, Chair, members of the committee, and CM Letitia James heard from and questioned experts presented by the Equal Pay Coalition NYC and NYWA. The result was a firm commitment to action in the coming session. We will make sure that happens!
Women’s Committee Briefing Paper
Quick overview of testimony followed by full testimony : Read More
Posted by bneufeld on January 14, 2010 at 12:58 pm
The Equal Pay Coalition NYC is seeking 2 interns to help with all aspects of our work. If you are passionate about women’s rights and want to help make a difference, apply!
CLICK HERE FOR JOB DESCRIPTION
Posted by bneufeld on October 13, 2009 at 11:29 am
What do candidates for Mayor have to say about equal pay and the economic status of women in NYC?
EPCNYC asked and they answered! Find out what they will do, and have done, to ensure fair pay and equal access to higher paying jobs.
TAKE ACTION: The purpose of this questionnaire is to turn up the volume on these issues, which have not been aired during the campaign season so:
SHARE THIS WITH YOUR NETWORKS! POST ON FACEBOOK…LINKED IN…SPREAD THE STORY!
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EPCNYC Mayoral Questionnaire and Responses-pdf
Posted by bneufeld on September 17, 2009 at 09:49 am
Just reported: Women working full time, year round in 2008 earned 77% of what comparable men earned – a statistically significant decrease from the 2007 figure of 78%. When compared to the earnings of White, non-Hispanic men ($51,244), the median earnings of White, non-Hispanic women working full-time, year round were $37,389 in 2008 (73%); Black women: earned $31,489 (61.4%); and Hispanic women earned $26,846 (52.4% ).
Poverty – and extreme poverty – increased significantly between 2007 and 2008 for women, children and men. The number of women living in poverty rose to 15.2 million in 2008 from 14.4 million in 2007. The number of children living in poverty rose to 14.1 million from 13.3 million and the number of men living in poverty rose to 10.6 million from 9.5 million. The child poverty rate rose to 19% in 2008 from 18% in 2007. The poverty rate for married-couple families with children rose significantly, to 7.5% in 2008 from 6.7% in 2007. The poverty rate for female-headed families with children was much higher than that for married couples, at 37.2% in 2008, but was statistically unchanged since 2007. Full Census report