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Equal Pay Day

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Equal Pay Day

When President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law in 1963, women were earning an average of 59 cents on the dollar compared to men. While women hold nearly half of today’s jobs, and their earnings account for a significant portion of the household income that sustains the financial wellbeing of their families, they […]

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Equal Pay Day: Association Publishes Latest Analysis Of The Gender Pay Gap

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Equal Pay Day: Association Publishes Latest Analysis Of The Gender Pay Gap

A must-read for Equal Pay Day, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has  published its annual pay gap analysis, The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap, complete with charts on the gender pay gap broken down by state, race/ethnicity, education, and age. The analysis shows that one of the widest pay gap disparities is […]

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Equal Pay Day 2013 Events In The U.S., Internationally And Online

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Equal Pay Day 2013 Events In The U.S., Internationally And Online

Equal Pay Day 2013 Events In The U.S., Overseas And Online From the National Committee on Pay Equity: The National Women’s Law Center is hosting a blog carnival all day on Equal Pay Day and a tweetchat at 1 pm (ET), with hashtag #TalkPay. This June will mark 50 years since President Kennedy signed the Equal […]

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Study: Women’s Pay Is Less Than Men In Every State And Major City

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Study: Women’s Pay Is Less Than Men In Every State And Major City

A new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data shows the gender-based pay gap hurts women and families in every single U.S. state and all of the nation’s major metropolitan areas. Nationally, women with full-time jobs are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men who hold full-time jobs, according to the study conducted by […]

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Minimum Wage: A Graphic Story

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Minimum Wage: A Graphic Story

Raising The Minimum Wage: The Graphic Story Of The Minimum Wage And The People Who Earn It In The United States. The federal minimum wage was last increased on July 24, 2009, when it rose from $6.55 to $7.25 per hour. It was the last step of a three-step minimum wage increase approved by Congress […]

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Minimum Wage Increase Would Give Up To 28 Million Workers A Raise

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Minimum Wage Increase Would Give Up To 28 Million Workers A Raise

Increasing the minimum wage would give as many as 28 million American workers a raise. According to the Economic Policy Institute, raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.80 per hour would give more than 28 million workers a raise. The increase would also create approximately 100,000 new jobs during three years, according to […]

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The Case For Raising The Federal Minimum Wage

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The Case For Raising The Federal Minimum Wage

Despite critics and naysayers the federal minimum wage in will celebrate its 75th anniversary in October. Some economists and many conservatives despise the federal minimum wage, but it has proven both popular and enduring. Due to political opposition, the minimum wage remained the same for a decade until 2007 when congress agreed to a three-step […]

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Minimum Wage Laws: A Brief History

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Minimum Wage Laws: A Brief History

Minimum wage laws prohibit employers from hiring employees or workers for less than a given hourly, daily or monthly minimum wage. More than 90% of all countries have some kind of minimum wage legislation. Although minimum wage laws are in effect in many jurisdictions, differences of opinion exist about the benefits and drawbacks of a […]

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Minimum Wages Key To Cutting Working Poverty, Says ILO

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Minimum Wages Key To Cutting Working Poverty, Says ILO

ILO News– The International Labour Organization (ILO) has called on its 185 member states to adopt minimum wages as a way of reducing working poverty and providing social protection for vulnerable employees. “Minimum wages help protect low-paid workers and prevent a fall in their purchasing power, which in turn hurts domestic demand and the economic […]

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Payday Lenders Ordered To Stop ‘Deceptive And Illegal’ Payday Loan Practices

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Payday Lenders Ordered To Stop ‘Deceptive And Illegal’ Payday Loan Practices

By DAVID HEATH, Center for Public Integrity— Controversial payday lenders that claim to be owned by Indian tribes and offer payday loans over the Internet have agreed to stop practices that federal authorities say deceive borrowers and violate federal laws. The agreement, filed in federal court, could save borrowers hundreds of dollars on each payday loan. […]

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