Category Archives: Equal pay

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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Equal Pay for Black Women Roundtable at City Hall

Thank you to everyone who attended the roundtable discussion on equal pay co-hosted by Rep. Donna Bullock and the Women’s Law Project, including Rep. Tonyelle Cook-Artis, Rep. Brian Sims, Brenda Shelton-Dunston of the Philadelphia Black Women’s Health Alliance, Samuel Jones of … Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT: It’s Time to Fix Pennsylvania’s Equal Pay Law

Today, advocates from all over the state including the Women’s Law Project gathered at the Capitol in Harrisburg to call for lawmakers to fix Pennsylvania’s broken equal pay law. Some of the same lawmakers who have been busy trying to … Continue reading

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PA Rep. Donna Bullock: I Want to Believe We Can Achieve Equal Pay in Pennsylvania

Today is the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. As we reflect on the progress made toward equal pay and how far we still need to go to achieve it, we are pleased to welcome Rep. Donna … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Want to Wait Until 2072 For Equal Pay in PA

April 14 is Equal Pay Day. Why do we need a whole day to draw attention to the problem—and possible solutions—to gender-based wage discrimination? Because if we do nothing other than wait, Pennsylvania women will not earn equal pay until … Continue reading

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“The progress has stalled:” WLP Managing Attorney Terry Fromson testified about Equal Pay in Pennsylvania

By Tara Murtha “Gender-based wage discrimination is unfortunately alive and persistent in Pennsylvania,” Terry Fromson, Managing Attorney of Women’s Law Project, testified in front of the House Democratic Policy Committee in Philadelphia yesterday. “Although significant progress was made in closing … Continue reading

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