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
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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
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Retirement Tough after $200,000 Lost to Gender Pay Gap

Elena Noble found that her years of volunteer leadership at an elementary school didn’t matter as much as her gender in determining her salary when she became a teacher. As […] Read more »

Ellie Setser

Salary Bump Follows “Disgusting” Pay Discrimination

Ellie Setser and her female colleagues fought pay discrimination in the late 1970s with a series of anonymous complaints. Setser worked in a research lab at a teaching hospital. The […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   May 17, 2013
Kerri Sleeman

Bankruptcy Court Revealed “Heartbreaking” Pay Inequity

  Update (April 4, 2014): Kerri Sleeman testified before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on April 1 at a hearing called Access to Justice: Ensuring Equal […] Read more »

Aileen Rizo

Educator Says Lawsuit Only Option Left in Fight for Fair Pay

  January 15, 2014 Update: Aileen Rizo was interviewed by Maria Shriver on the January 14 broadcast of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Rizo told Shriver how her heart […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   6 Comments   |   April 30, 2013
Reshma Daniel

Pay Inequity Threatens College Student’s American Dream

Reshma Daniel’s parents and brothers moved to America from India with just $20. They worked hard but ultimately left for Canada in search of better pay. Daniel was born in […] Read more »

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Fight for Fair Pay Comes with Fear of Retaliation

A now-defunct engineering firm represented a career opportunity to a woman in her 20s — until she learned that the company paid women less and kept them out of certain […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   April 19, 2013