Category Archives: Equal pay

We Filed a Brief Supporting the City of Philadelphia in the Fight for Equal Pay

The Women’s Law Project filed an amici brief in federal court on behalf of itself and 27 organizations supporting Philadelphia’s prior wage legislation. Despite passing into law unanimously last year, the equal pay ordinance has been stalled due to a … Continue reading

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WLP Speaks Out in Support of Philadelphia’s Prior Wage/Equal Pay Ordinance

Advocates gathered at Philadelphia City Hall today to express support for Philadelphia’s prior wage/equal pay ordinance, and the city officials who are fighting against the current attempt to obstruct it. After a hearing in which Women’s Law Project and Pathways … Continue reading

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WLP’s Remarks at Today’s Equal Pay Day Rally in Harrisburg

Today is Equal Pay Day, the day of the year that women–on average–have to work to catch up with their white male counterparts’ earnings the previous year. We are in Harrisburg at the State Capitol right now with our partners … Continue reading

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Report: Pennsylvania Women Not On Track for Equal Pay Until 2068

  A baby girl born today will likely never achieve equal pay in her lifetime in 13 states unless we narrow the pay gap with corrective policy, according to a new state-by-state analysis published by the Institute for Women’s Policy … Continue reading

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Warning: PA SB 241 is a Fake Equal Pay Bill

We’ve gone from fake news to fake bills. It’s important that you are aware that SB 241, legislation its supporters tout as an equal pay fix, is absolutely not what it needed. In fact, it would reverse equal pay protections … Continue reading

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Victory: Philadelphia Passes Equal Pay Legislation

Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed equal pay legislation that prohibits employers from asking applicants’ for their wages history, a best-practice formally recommended by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as an “important step” to ensuring equal pay for equal work. … Continue reading

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United State of Women Features Terry L. Fromson

The United State of Women is a movement, initially convened by the White House, taking action on key gender equality issues. Recently, the United State of State of Women profiled national leaders in the fight to close the gender wage … Continue reading

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