Archive for November, 2010

The new Maine Legislature meets for the first time tomorrow. And, the first order of business of Maine’s new legislative leadership may be to eliminate the Labor Committee – the committee that serves the needs of women workers. The Labor Committee has existed in the Maine Legislature continuously since 1887 (yes, that’s right – over […]

This Thursday, November 18th, for the first time in EIGHT years, the United States Senate will hold a hearing focused solely on the importance of ratifying CEDAW – a momentous step forward in our push to ratify this important Treaty. CEDAW, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, is a […]

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Yesterday, the U.S. Senate failed to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. As we emerge from one of the worst recessions in history, this bill would have ensured that American women and their families are not bringing home smaller paychecks because of discrimination. Unfortunately, neither Senator Snowe nor Senator Collins voted in favor of the Paycheck […]

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Paycheck Fairness: How Long Will it Take? Maine Women’s Lobby Responds to Vote to Defeat Paycheck Fairness Act Statement of Sarah Standiford, Executive Director, Maine Women’s Lobby “The failure of the U.S. Senate to proceed to an up-or-down vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act has jeopardized the economic standing of Maine’s women, and the families […]

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