Monthly Archives: April 2018

Why Raising the Minimum Wage is a Worker’s Issue AND a Woman’s Issue

Pennsylvania has become an island of poverty wages. At $7.25 per hour, we have the lowest minimum wage allowed by federal law. A woman working full time for Pennsylvania’s minimum wage earns just $14,500 annually— thousands of dollars below the poverty line … Continue reading

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How to Improve Policy Re: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in Pennsylvania

Today, WLP Managing Attorney Terry L. Fromson shared our recommendations for reforming laws regarding sexual harassment in the workplace in Pennsylvania while testifying at the Pennsylvania House Committee on Labor and Industry public hearing on harassment and sexual misconduct in … Continue reading

Posted in Sexual harassment

Urgent: Help Us Fight the Latest Attack on Reproductive Rights in Pennsylvania

HB2050 is yet another unconstitutional abortion restriction that anti-choice radicals in the Pennsylvania Legislature have been advancing despite no public debate and opposition of relevant medical professionals. We expect a vote on final passage as early as today. Contrary to the claims … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Urge Your PA Rep. to Vote NO on Abortion Restriction HB2050

We need you to speak up to help stop another unconstitutional abortion ban. HB2050 advanced through the House Health Committee yesterday, mostly along a party line vote. We expect a vote in the House as early as today. HB2050 is … Continue reading

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WLP Assisting Pittsburgh to Develop “Paid Safe Leave” Policy for Victims of Domestic Violence

Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto signed an executive order directing the city’s Department of Human Resources and Civil Service to develop a policy to provide non-union employees “paid safe leave” to ensure domestic violence victims can get paid time off to … Continue reading

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Read Our Comments Opposing Radical Expansion of “Conscience-Based” Exceptions to Evidence-Based Healthcare

In January, the Trump administration proposed a new rule that would seriously compromise access to evidence-based healthcare and medicine for women by broadly expanding “conscience-based” objections to providing it. The new rule would affect as many as 745,000 hospitals, doctors’ offices, pharmacies, … Continue reading

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