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Report: At Current Rate, Women Won’t Close Pay Gap Until 2059

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| September 27, 2016 | Public News Service

Report: At Current Rate, Women Won’t Close Pay Gap Until 2059

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Economic Opportunity Institute | September 22, 2016

If the gender pay gap continues to close at its current rate, women will reach pay equity with men in 2059, according to a new report from the American Association of University Women. Called The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap, the report finds full-time working women are slowly closing the disparity,

Closing our stubborn gender wage gap begins and ends with us

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Economic Opportunity Institute | September 8, 2016

August 26 commemorated Women’s Equality Day, the date in 1920 when women won the Constitutional right to vote in the United States. This year the date had a little more emotional kick with a woman running for the first time as a serious contender for the Presidency. But it’s taken nearly a full century to gai

Closing our stubborn gender wage gap begins and ends with us

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| Marilyn Watkins | September 8, 2016 | South Seattle Emerald

Every Job a Path to Opportunity

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Report | Marilyn Watkins | August 3, 2016

Washington state has gained jobs at a faster rate than most other states since the Great Recession, but the majority of working families are not benefitting from the economic boom. While high tech companies are attracting thousands of newcomers with promises of high compensation, pay for the typical worker is

Report from the White House Summit on the United State of Women

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Marilyn Watkins | June 17, 2016

It was a privilege to be invited to attend the White House Summit on the United State of Women, held July 14-15 in Washington, DC. Just being in a room with 5,000 people – mostly women – who are working to promote the economic and political empowerment of women and girls across the country was inspiring. The

Raise America’s Pay

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Economic Opportunity Institute | June 10, 2016

Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute Policy Center, delivered the following testimony before the Democratic National Convention Platform Drafting Hearing on June 9, 2016, in Washington, D.C. I am Lawrence Mishel, and I am representing the Economic Policy Institute Policy Center. Thank y

What’s Behind the Wage Gap?

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Marilyn Watkins | June 3, 2016

Presentation by Marilyn Watkins, Policy Director, Economic Opportunity Institute to the League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County. “What’s Behind the Wage Gap?” – League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County – May 18, 2016 from Center for New Media on Vimeo.

Wages too low, options too few: Washington’s child care crisis impacts children, parents, providers

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Aaron Keating | April 28, 2016

For Laura Chandler, seeing parents struggle with the rising costs of child care and dwindling availability is almost a daily occurrence. Chandler has worked as an early learning curriculum coordinator at Small Faces in Seattle for almost three decades: “I’m proud to work in child care, but after 28 years in t

Equal Pay and Opportunity: Fair wages for women and better workplaces for all

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Marilyn Watkins | April 12, 2016

From high-profile CEOs and movie stars to healthcare and retail workers, men consistently make more than women. Social scientists and economists have found clear evidence that gender-based discrimination persists – and is so deeply ingrained in culture and practice that it often goes unrecognized. Ensuring th

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