Lilly Ledbetter is flanked by eight U.S. senators. The gavel represents a hammer, referencing Ledbetter’s saying that “Giving women my Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act without the Paycheck Fairness Act is like giving them a nail without the hammer.”

Lilly Ledbetter Hasn’t Given Up on Fair Pay — and Neither Should We

Lilly Ledbetter refuses to accept “that’s just the way it is” as a reaction to the gender pay gap. “I don’t back down anywhere,” she said recently. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   4 Comments   |   January 31, 2014

AAUW, Lilly Ledbetter Call for Action on Equal Pay on Ledbetter Law’s Fifth Anniversary

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) joins Lilly Ledbetter in urging the president and Congress to make progress on equal pay for equal work in 2014. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   January 23, 2014

Share Your Story of Unequal Pay

We appreciate readers’ willingness to share their stories to help us make the case for fair pay to elected officials and in the media. Read more »

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AAUW Fellow Allison White with Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi Rallies Texas Women at AAUW Event

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) received a Texas-sized welcome Monday from AAUW members and friends in the Lone Star State. Pelosi spoke in Austin about a new economic agenda for women. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   August 28, 2013
Pam Yuen (bottom row, second from right) stood with the president as he made the call for everyone to be paid fairly. Watch the video.

3 Big AAUW Moments on the Equal Pay Act’s 50th Anniversary

We also made a splash around the Equal Pay Act anniversary at the White House, at our national convention, and online. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   July 01, 2013
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Salary Negotiation Could Have Made a Difference

Anastasia Engebretson accepted the salary offered to her in her first job out of college. She didn’t know she had the option to negotiate. She found when she arrived for […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   2 Comments   |   June 10, 2013
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“Strength of Character” Needed to Survive Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

Author’s note: The following blog post tells a story of gender pay inequity — a situation we hear about too often at AAUW. I have presented the story as told […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   June 05, 2013

AAUW to Deliver “Code Red” Message to Congress for Equal Pay Act 50th Anniversary

AAUW’s volunteer lobby corps will lead a group of fair pay advocates and children through the halls of Congress at 9:30 a.m., June 6, to ask members to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 84/H.R. 377). Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   June 03, 2013
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Head-of-Household Pay Denied to Woman Teacher

Sara Anderson’s career began with a lesson on pay inequity: As a woman, she didn’t qualify for head-of-household pay. Anderson was hired as a teacher after she graduated from college […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   May 30, 2013

Celebrate Title IX with AAUW, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, and the Fabulous 70s

AAUW will push for greater Title IX enforcement by celebrating the most successful legacy of this groundbreaking civil rights law — women’s opportunities in athletics — with a skills clinic led by the WNBA’s Washington Mystics and a basketball shoot-out for members of Congress and staffers. Rep. Louise Slaughter’s (D-NY) office is collaborating on the effort. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   May 28, 2013