Archive for June, 2010

The International Labour Organization has just come out with a study on paid sick leaves that finds it is “not only affordable, but pays off in terms of health and economic gains for employers, workers, and the economy at large.” Beneftis vary, but overall 145 countries provide some form of paid sick leave. Unfortunately, paid […]

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Britney Spears Curious Perfume contains some curious chemicals. Old Spice, “crisp and clean”? Far from it. And the most mysterious thing about Bath and Body Works’ “seductive and mysterious” Japanese Cherry Blossom is its secret list of dangerous ingredients. These were among the popular products put on trial last Wednesday at a fun Portland event […]

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On June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed into law the Equal Pay Act, which sought to end wage discrimination on the basis of sex. At the time, women were paid 59 cents for every dollar earned by men. 47 years later, pay parity remains far from reality, as women in the United States […]

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On this June’s ballot, you’ll be faced with some tough choices. One of them will be Question 1, which aims to repeal the tax reform law passed last year by the legislature. The question asks, “Do you want to reject the new law that lowers Maine’s income tax and replaces that revenue by making changes […]

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Our Associate Director, Charlotte Warren, is chosen as a delegate to a national women’s convention! WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 19, 2010) —More than 1,000 registered to nominate or become Vision 2020 National Delegates, but in the end it came down to 102 extraordinary women who will serve as chief advocates for women’s leadership and equality in […]