Archive for the ‘Equal Pay’ Category

April 12, 2016 is Equal Pay Day, the day that symbolizes how far into this year a white woman needs to work to make the same amount as a white man did in 2015 due to the gender pay gap. Nationally, women earn just 79 cents for every dollar earned by a white man. In […]

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We wanted to give you an overview of some of the solutions that came out of our first Maine Women’s Summit on Economic Security that we shared in Building a Prosperous Maine: A Roadmap to Economic Security for Women and Our Families. We approached the first Summit and our Roadmap with a vision for a […]

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Today we celebrated Women’s Equality Day in honor of the day ninety-five years ago that most women in America won the right to vote—though many Native American and African American women had to fight even longer to actually be able to exercise that right. We honored the work of the suffragettes who worked so hard […]

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On June 10, 1963 President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law and this past Monday was the 50th anniversary of the bill’s passage. When the bill was signed by President Kennedy women earned 59 cents on every dollar that a man earned. But instead of celebrating this landmark legislation, it was a day […]

Lower Pay for Women Lower pay – especially for women. That’s what so-called “Right to Work” laws do to union and non-union women workers across the country1. Maine lawmakers should not weaken the very institutions that improve the well being of women and working families – especially during tough economic times. Unfortunately, the Legislature is poised to do just that. […]