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About womenslawproject

The Women's Law Project creates a more just and equitable society by advancing the rights and status of all women throughout their lives. To this end, we engage in high-impact litigation, advocacy, and education.

Support Earned Paid Sick Days in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh City Council was scheduled to follow in the footsteps of Philadelphia and many other cities and vote for Paid Sick Days last week. At the last minute, Pittsburgh City Council members put the vote on hold for one week to … Continue reading

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Catch up with the Latest WLP News

It’s been a busy summer. So busy, in fact, that we wanted to reach out to you to give you a brief round-up of some of what’s been going in case you haven’t been able to keep up. WLP’s Terry … Continue reading

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WLP Managing Attorney Terry L. Fromson Honored as Trailblazer

  Fromson honored for spearheading legal reform to improve systemic response to violence against women Terry L. Fromson, managing attorney of the Women’s Law Project, has been chosen to receive a prestigious 20/20 Vision Award from the American Bar Association … Continue reading

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Women’s Law Project Files Amicus Brief in Pittsburgh Buffer Zone 3d Circuit Appeal

  After federal courts repeatedly upheld Pittsburgh’s 15-foot clinic buffer zone ordinance, opponents of legal abortion are still fighting to knock it down. The fight in Pittsburgh is an important one, with implications for the safety of patients and providers … Continue reading

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Paid Sick Leave Bill To Be Introduced in Pittsburgh Today

Pittsburgh City Council member Corey O’Connor will introduce an ordinance that mandates some employers provide paid sick days for certain employees today. The number of paid sick days would depend on the number of hours an employee worked within a … Continue reading

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WLP’s Terry L. Fromson Discusses Women and the Minimum Wage

Women’s Law Project Managing Attorney Terry L. Fromson recently met with Pennsylvania Senator Rob Teplitz to discuss the disproportionate impact of Pennsylvania’s low minimum wage on women workers. “In Pennsylvania, the minimum wage workforce is three-quarters women,” says Terry L. … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality

“All Americans are entitled to protection under the law regardless of who they are or who they love.” – President Obama, June 26, 2015   This morning’s Supreme Court ruling declaring same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional marks a victory for love. … Continue reading

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