Posts Tagged ‘Equal Pay

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 […]

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 […]

…the clock is ticking. The U.S. Senate is back in session, and the clock is ticking for fair pay. With three weeks remaining to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, we need our Senators to act – which means they need to hear from us today! Call your Senator at 1-877-667-6650 and ask them to pass […]

Vice President Biden didn’t mince words when he called upon reticent Senators to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act yesterday.  Official after official headlined the Middle Class Task foroce event, calling for an end to pay discrimination.  The Administration is in our corner on this — the House has already passed the bill, thanks to Representative […]

Each year in April we celebrate Equal Pay Day. This day in April indicates how far into each year a woman must work to earn as much as men did the previous year. Nationally this day is observed on April 19th, but in Maine, in line with Maine’s wage gap we observe the day the […]


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