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City of Philadelphia Still Fighting The Chamber of Commerce’s Effort to Block Equal Pay Law

Both the City of Philadelphia and the Chamber of Commerce are appealing a federal judge’s recent ruling on a prior-wage equal pay ordinance signed into law by Mayor Jim Kenney in January 2017. As we told you back in early … Continue reading

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Split Ruling on Lawsuit to Block Philadelphia’s Equal Pay Ordinance 

This week, a U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued an order granting in part and denying in part a motion brought by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia on behalf of members such as Comcast Corporation, … Continue reading

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Philadelphians Deserve a Fair Workweek, Too

This is a guest post by WLP legal intern Shannon, student at Drexel Kline School of Law, JD Candidate 2019. Finishing up my third year of college, I was already $75,000 in debt and I knew it will only get … Continue reading

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Women’s March on Philadelphia 2018 is Sat. 1/20—What You Need to Know

The rumors are true: There is going to be a second Women’s March on Philadelphia! The Women’s March on Philadelphia 2018 is taking place on Saturday, January 20. Like last year, marchers will convene around Logan Square, then march down … Continue reading

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What Can Be Done About Street Harassment?

Temple University Kayla Watkins calls street harassment a “daily terror.” “I’ve been being street-harassed since I was 12 and it’s been a constant struggle,” Watkins said at a roundtable convened to explore the problem of street harassment in Philadelphia. “I … 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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Calgary Police Latest to Adopt the “Philadelphia Case Review Model” for Reviewing Unfounded Rape Cases

We’ve been traveling lately. In just the last few weeks, WLP attorneys have been to cities across the United States and Canada conducting trainings to help advocates and police replicate our annual review of “unfounded” sex crime files at the Philadelphia Police … Continue reading

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