Archive for the ‘Women’s Leadership’ Category

Last Thursday, the Maine House read and adopted a Joint Resolution Recognizing International Women’s Day on March 8th. This week it’s on the Senate’s docket. Here’s what they are considering: WHEREAS, March 8, 2011 is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a globalcelebration of the economic, social and political achievements of women; and WHEREAS,  women are achieving […]

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The Governor’s roll-back agenda is now reaching into the most basic protections for kids – child labor. No kidding. L.D. 516 would permit employers to hire teen workers and schedule them for unlimited hours during the school year. Representatives from Governor LePage’s Department of Labor testified in favor of a bill to roll-back wage and […]

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This just in, U.S. Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, speaks out for unionized workers. The Secretary speaks to her experience as a daughter of two unionized workers and talks about why collective bargaining, or “sitting at the table” is a necessary right. That’s important to remember, particularly now, as states and cities grapple with enormous fiscal challenges, and […]

Governor LePage has now chosen his appointees to head seven of the 15 state departments—and, so far, none of them are women. “Not only does a healthy democracy require diversity in order to be truly representative, but solving the tough problems that Maine currently faces will require leadership, experience, wisdom, and drawing upon all of […]

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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