Comments supporting the expansion of the definition of “spouse” as pertaining to the Family and Medical Leave Act

AAUW submitted comments to the Department of Labor regarding the notice of proposed rulemaking that will expand Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) eligibility for same-sex couples. Read more »

  |     |   August 22, 2014

Comments supporting revisions to the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs’ complaint process

AAUW submitted comments to the Department of Labor regarding the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) request for information on Complaint Form CC-4. Read more »

  |     |   July 28, 2014

Comments supporting a minimum wage increase for federal contractors

AAUW submitted comments to the Department of Labor regarding the establishment of a minimum wage for federal contractors. Read more »

  |     |   July 28, 2014

Comments supporting military same-sex couple child benefits

AAUW submitted comments supporting the Department of Defense’s proposed interim rule regarding military child development programs. Read more »

  |     |   July 15, 2014

Comments supporting changes to immigrant spouse restrictions

AAUW submitted comments to Citizenship and Immigration Services on the proposed rule extending the availability of employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of principal H-1B visa holders… Read more »

  |     |   July 11, 2014

Comments in support of the Wage Transparency Amendment Act of 2014

AAUW submitted comments to the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety supporting Bill 20-757, the “Wage Transparency Amendment Act of 2014.” Read more »

  |     |   July 08, 2014
AAUW staff and supporters protested Hobby Lobby's case at the Supreme Court.

What Does the Hobby Lobby Decision Mean?

According to the Supreme Court, an employee’s contraception is her boss’s business after all. The disappointing decision has the potential to affect millions of women employees nationwide. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   7 Comments   |   July 03, 2014
AAUW Vice President of Government Relations Lisa Maatz presented Rep. George Miller with an AAUW Title IX Champion award and a letter from AAUW of California. “These 37 words changed everything,” Miller said of Title IX.

Sen. Tom Harkin and Rep. George Miller Toasted as Title IX Champions

Next year Congress will lose two of its most devoted advocates for educational equity, because Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Rep. George Miller (D-CA) are retiring. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 18, 2014

Comments on Program Integrity: Gainful Employment

AAUW submitted comments to the Department of Education regarding the Department’s gainful employment rule, which would enforce the statutory requirement that career education programs prepare students for gainful employment in […] Read more »

  |     |   May 27, 2014
AAUW staff members smile and stand around a sign reading, "Thanks, Mr. President."

Equal Pay Victory at the White House!

AAUW’s Lisa Maatz was at the White House to watch in person as President Barack Obama signed two executive orders that will help address the gender pay gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   April 08, 2014