The Faces of Pay Equity
An IT professional in New York received a bad mark on her performance review – her first such feedback in 25 years – shortly after her supervisor sexually harassed her. Her fight for fair pay revealed just how few protections exist for women in the workplace. Read more »
Elena’s years as a volunteer allowed her to hit the ground running as a new elementary school teacher. But the school paid a man without relevant experience thousands of dollars more. Read more »
Forbes columnist and New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly recalls her eighth birthday when Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech and the Equal Pay Act was signed into law. Read more »
One year ago, Aileen Rizo loved her job, worked hard, and believed in her organization. Today, she still loves that job and works hard, but she’s pursuing a lawsuit in an effort to receive the pay she believes she deserves. Is Aileen the next Lilly Ledbetter? Read more »
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AAUW’s latest research report explores the earnings difference between female and male college graduates who are working full time just one year after graduation and examines one immediate effect of the pay gap on many women: high levels of student loan debt. Whether you’re one year out of college, 10 years out, or 20 years out, this research report is a must-read.
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This year’s Equal Pay Day is especially important, as 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. At half a century old, the law is the keystone for fighting for fair pay — but it’s in bad shape.
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Since 2006, thanks to AAUW’s Campus Action Project grants, each year college students and faculty can propose and implement projects that put into practice recommendations from AAUW’s most recent research report. Meet this year’s CAP teams, and read about their work on the pay gap!
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