Tag Archives: Equal Pay Act

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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Shout Out: “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds”

By Kaitlin Leskovac, WLP Summer Intern Last Friday, a group of congresswomen gathered on the steps of the Capitol to announce a new economic agenda titled “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds.” The agenda addresses three areas of continued inequality and … Continue reading

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How Long Will Equal Pay Take to Achieve?

By Terry L. Fromson, WLP Managing Attorney and Kate Michelman, President Emeritus of NARAL Pro-Choice America and Co-Chair of WomenVote Pa, an initiative of the WLP The Equal Pay Act became law fifty years ago today.  Unfortunately, we remain far from … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh U.S. Attorney’s Office Opens New Civil Rights Section as Sex Discrimination Suit Filed Against Local Firm

On Tuesday, December 7, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Pittsburgh launched a civil rights section. According to the Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh’s is the newest of about a dozen federal prosecution offices nationwide to open a section dedicated exclusively to civil rights … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Expected to Usher in Advances for Women’s Rights

Women’s rights advocates are hopeful this week as President Barack Obama officially began his term as the 44th president.  President Obama is expected to advance women’s rights by issuing executive orders which will rescind the Global Gag Rule and release … Continue reading

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