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Cosmopolitan: Why This Latina Is Fighting for Paid Leave in the Workplace

“Deciding to love, care for, and support your family shouldn’t mean choosing a life of poverty.”

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STATEMENT: Officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death – A first step, but much more needed

As prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announced that six Baltimore police officers have been charged in the death of Freddie Gray, protesters cheered. Their demands have been heard, and their direct action has made a difference.

But Mosby’s announcement is just the beginning. That’s why marches and demonstrations, in Baltimore and across the country, will continue.

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Huff Post: The Time for Equal Pay is Embarrassingly Overdue

Equal Pay Day came and went this week but pay equity is a stubborn problem that demands our attention beyond a symbolic day on the calendar.

We must continue the dialogue.

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Equal Pay Day and #BetterHaveMyMoney campaign

As I began to draft a blog post on Equal Pay Day the new Rhianna song “ Bitch Better Have My Money” began playing on my Pandora station. Equal Pay Day is the date that symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. I immediately found myself nodding to the Kanye West-produced track and loving the sound of Rhianna’s Bajan accent screaming over the huge beat. By the time the chorus came through my speakers I was beginning to feel guilty for enjoying the song so much.

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Membership: Time to Walk the Talk

With a 40+ year history of winning justice for working women (and all families) it was obvious where I wanted to put my time in. As it states in their brochure, “if you are feisty, feel empowered (or want to be), fed up, or all three” then you should join up.

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Supreme Court’s ruling a victory for Peggy Young, but not enough for all pregnant workers

The court’s decision tells employers that if they are providing accommodations for most non-pregnant workers who have injuries or disabilities, while refusing to accommodate most pregnant workers who need it, they are likely violating the Pregnancy Discrimination Act by placing a significant burden on pregnant workers. The decision represents important progress for pregnant workers.

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