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City of Seattle takes a step towards gender equity

Mayor Ed Murray and City Councilmember Jean Godden announced their plan on Monday February 23 to create a paid parental leave benefit for employees of the City of Seattle. “We are the only country in the industrialized world, the only

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Equal Pay Opportunity Act

Equal Pay Opportunity Act

November 7, 2014

Unequal pay creates economy-busting jobs Women make up half of the workforce and earn more college degrees than men. But in Washington, the typical women working full-time, year-round in 2013 took home 80¢ to a man’s $1.00. Nationally, Black women

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Equal Pay for Women Requires Paid Time to Care

As we pause to commemorate Equal Pay Day – the day well into the year when the earnings of women working full time catch up with men’s earnings from the previous year – many people are asking why women earn

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Marilyn Watkins Appointed to City of Seattle’s Gender Equity in Pay Task Force

Marilyn Watkins, EOI policy director, has been appointed as a member to Seattle’s Gender Equity in Pay Task Force. The task force is in response to recent findings by the National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF) that Seattle has

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(Not nearly) Equal Pay Day

Today isn’t just Tax Day. It’s also Equal Pay Day, marking how far into 2012 a median income woman has to work to earn the same amount as a similar man did in 2011. Nationally, women working full-time make just

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Gender wage gap as bad now as in 1991

It is no secret that men, on average, earn more than women. But despite successful campaigns for social equality in America the last half-century, the gender wage gap has not shown significant improvement since 1990 – even with a changing labor force.

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Equal Pay Day highlights earnings gap for women, need for paid sick days

Today is Equal Pay Day, which each year highlights the continuing disparity between men’s and women’s earnings. This disparity, commonly known as the ‘wage gap‘, shows just how far we still have to go to achieve gender equity. Despite making

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Equal Pay Day: Washington women still playing catch-up to men

From the Public News Service: What men earn in a five-day work week takes women, on average, seven days to earn. This week, Tuesday is “Equal Pay Day,” a date marked every year by workers’ and women’s rights groups as

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Women at Work: Educational attainment and earnings

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics Spotlight: Women at Work: Until things slowly changed during the last century, women’s participation in the labor force was limited by traditional cultural, educational, and legal practices. Women’s work outside of home and marriage

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