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Hey! Why Are Women Paid Less than Men Are in My State?

You may have noticed that the gender pay gap varies — in some cases dramatically — from state to state. But do you know why? Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   10 Comments   |   March 26, 2014
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Budget 101: You Are What You Fund

It’s that time again. Budget season! Washington is moving into budget mode and beginning discussions on the federal budget for fiscal year 2015. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   March 19, 2014
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AAUW Research Reveals New Dimensions to the Gender Pay Gap in Advance of Equal Pay Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Katie Broendel, broendelk@aauw.org 202.785.7761 Lisa Goodnight, goodnightl@aauw.org 202.785.7738   April 8 is the symbolic date when women’s wages catch up to what men were paid […] Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   March 19, 2014
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3 Women-Led Projects Making Major Social Impact

On International Women’s Day, organizations around the world celebrate women’s equality successes and issues. But for 365 days of the year, AAUW’s International Project Grantees are advancing women’s equality by […] Read more »

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Budget 101: Extending Unemployment Insurance Benefits

This post is part of AAUW’s Budget 101 blog series, where we explore sequestration and the federal budget and how they affect Americans’ lives and AAUW priorities. Today we’re going […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   February 26, 2014
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   |   2 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
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AAUW Reacts to Disappointing News about the Gender Wage Gap

AAUW Executive Director and CEO Linda D. Hallman, CAE, today issued the following statement in response to the findings from the just-released U.S. Census Bureau report, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2012. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   September 17, 2013
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New Wage Gap Numbers Aren’t So New

Today the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2012 gender wage gap numbers. And guess what. The wage gap still stands at 23 cents. That means a woman working full time, year-round still typically takes home 77 cents for every dollar a man takes home. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   8 Comments   |   September 17, 2013
Laura Dana Morgan led the 1913 study on women in the federal workforce.

You Haven’t Come a Long Way, Baby … Pay Equity since 1913

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as more women entered the workforce, Association of Collegiate Alumnae leaders realized that women were not being fairly compensated because of their gender. Soon after, the association released its first research report on pay equity in 1894. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   September 04, 2013