Washington Update (May 23, 2014)

Almost every Thursday morning, I’m up on Capitol Hill working with the AAUW Action Fund Lobby Corps. We talk to Congress about advancing AAUW’s priorities, ranging from passing the Paycheck […] Read more »

  |     |   May 23, 2014
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5 Takeaways from the White House Report on Campus Sexual Assault

A special White House task force just released its report and recommendations focused on ending sexual assault on campus. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   2 Comments   |   April 29, 2014

Washington Update (April 4, 2014)

It’s almost time for Equal Pay Day! I’m so excited to hear about the amazing activities occurring nationwide, and I can tell you there is a lot of anticipation here […] Read more »

  |     |   April 04, 2014

Washington Update (January 17, 2014)

I know many of you are planning ahead for the upcoming Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (1/29) anniversary and the State of the Union address (1/28). However, two things happened […] Read more »

  |     |   January 17, 2014

Quick Facts on Paid Sick Days

For the 44 million Americans without paid sick days, a decision to stay home to care for a sick child or family member could jeopardize their job or family income. Read more »

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AAUW Issues: Paid Sick Days

Good for Employers and Employees CDC guidance urges employers that regardless of the size of their business or services provided they should encourage sick workers to stay home without fear […] Read more »

Page   |   January 16, 2014
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AAUW Issues: Work-Life Balance

FMLA: Unpaid Leave FMLA, signed into law in 1993, is a federal policy which provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid job-protected leave for eligible workers to take medical and […] Read more »

Page   |   1 Comments   |   January 14, 2014

Quick Facts on Work-Life Balance

As more of the workforce is comprised of women, concerns about balancing the demands of work and the needs of families have emerged. Read more »

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Live Blog Covers New Campus Sexual Assault Rules

  Update April 2, 2014: Jump down to the bottom to see the final update. Stakeholders have come to an agreement on a final draft rule to implement the Campus […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   11 Comments   |   January 13, 2014
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Making Work Work: We Need Paid Family and Medical Leave

While FMLA is a success story, many Americans do not use their FMLA leave because it is unpaid, and they cannot afford the time off of work without a paycheck. In fact, only 11 percent of private sector workers have paid family leave through their employers. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   December 10, 2013