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Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Homepage_featured, Media Releases | Comments Off

STATEMENT: Senate Succeeds in Pushing Paycheck Fairness Act to Full Debate

STATEMENT: Senate Succeeds in Pushing Paycheck Fairness Act to Full Debate

For the first time ever, the Senate yesterday agreed to move on to a full debate of the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA), by a vote of 73-25. We’ve passed the first of many hurdles, but it’s not over – this is the Senate’s chance to do the right thing.

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in 9to5 in the News, Homepage_featured, Media Coverage, Wisconsin | Comments Off

Member Op-Ed: On Women’s Equality Day, a Call for Paid Leave

Member Op-Ed: On Women’s Equality Day, a Call for Paid Leave

Across the nation, women like myself struggle to make a living. We struggle to care for and provide for our families. We risk job and income loss when faced with illness or the need for maternity leave.

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in 9to5 in the News, Homepage_featured | Comments Off

Huff Post: Women’s Equality Day: Voices Unite to Say #WEMatter

Huff Post: Women’s Equality Day: Voices Unite to Say #WEMatter

Women’s Equality Day, August 26, celebrates the anniversary of the day Congress stopped denying women the right to vote: a key moment in our history brought about by women organizing to demand equal rights under the law.

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Homepage_featured, Media Coverage | Comments Off

Linda Meric: Unpredictable, Inflexible Schedules Burden Women; We Need Schedules That Work

Linda Meric: Unpredictable, Inflexible Schedules Burden Women; We Need Schedules That Work

Joi Jackson works full-time at a call center. As a single mom with four kids, she struggles to get her kids to and from child care. Schedule flexibility to meet family needs at her place of employment is practically nonexistent. She is faced with an impossible decision: keep her job so she can provide for her family, or quit her job so she can care for her family.