Tag Archives: workplace equality

The U.S. “Motherhood Penalty” Isn’t Getting Any Better

The motherhood penalty refers to the economic disadvantage of becoming a mother in the United States. For example, research has repeatedly shown that mothers earn less money than women without children. A new report analyzing three time periods going back … Continue reading

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Women’s Equality Advocates Sue the Trump Administration over Equal Pay

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and Democracy Forward filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration on behalf of NWLC and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement for illegally rolling back critical pay transparency requirements intended to root out discrimination and close the wage gap. … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Falls Further Behind While Workplace Protections for Pregnant and Nursing Women Take Effect in Connecticut and Nevada

Starting this month, women in Connecticut and Nevada have stronger legal protections if they need reasonable workplace accommodations while they are pregnant or nursing. These two states, like twenty-‍one others across the country, have each passed a law that explicitly grants … Continue reading

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The “Double Bind” of Anti-Choice Policies & Workplace Discrimination

What do you call it when lawmakers restrict access to abortion–but also fail to implement family-friendly workplace policies that would enable women to support themselves and their children? A double bind. Or here in Pennsylvania, we call it business as … Continue reading

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Op-ed: Pennsylvania fails new mothers in the workplace

  This is an excerpt of an editorial written by WLP’s Amal Bass and Tara Murtha recently published on PennLive.com: Twenty-six years after the World Health Organization and other international groups signed a document calling to protect, promote and support … Continue reading

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Webinar Invite: Advocating for Breastfeeding Workers in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, many moms are forced to choose between breastfeeding babies and earning a paycheck when their employers prevent them from expressing milk in the workplace. It is a basic biological fact that a woman who recently gave birth simply … Continue reading

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Op-ed: A Decade of Failing Pennsylvania Workers

  Today marks 10 years since the Pennsylvania General Assembly voted to raise the state minimum wage. At $7.25 per hour, it is the lowest permitted by federal law. WLP Managing Attorney Terry L. Fromson wrote an editorial about this … Continue reading

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